Psalm 141:5
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English Standard Version
Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

King James Bible
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

American Standard Version
Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; Let not my head refuse it: For even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer also shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

English Revised Version
Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; and let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; let not my head refuse it: for even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With Psalm 140:13 the mood and language now again become cheerful, the rage has spent itself; therefore the style and tone are now changed, and the Psalm trips along merrily as it were to the close. With reference to ידעת for ידעתי (as in Job 42:2), vid., Psalm 16:2. That which David in Psalm 9:5 confidently expects on his own behalf is here generalized into the certain prospect of the triumph of the good cause in the person of all its representatives at that time oppressed. אך, like ידעתּי, is an expression of certainty. After seeming abandonment God again makes Himself known to His own, and those whom they wanted to sweep away out of the land of the living have an ever sure dwelling-place with His joyful countenance (Psalm 16:11).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the righteous

1 Samuel 25:31-34 That this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, either that you have shed blood causeless...

2 Samuel 12:7-13 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel...

2 Chronicles 16:7-10 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, Because you have relied on the king of Syria...

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to him, Are you made of the king's counsel? forbear...

Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Proverbs 9:8,9 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you...

Proverbs 15:5,22 A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent...

Proverbs 19:25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Proverbs 27:5,6 Open rebuke is better than secret love...

Galatians 2:11-14 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed...

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

smite, etc. or, smite me kindly and reprove me; let not their precious oil break my head, etc.

for yet my

Psalm 51:18 Do good in your good pleasure to Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 125:4 Do good, O LORD, to those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain...

James 5:14-16 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him...

Cross References
Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Psalm 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 35:14
I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; as one who laments his mother, I bowed down in mourning.

Psalm 104:15
and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

Psalm 109:4
In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.

Psalm 133:2
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!

Proverbs 9:8
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

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