Psalm 6:1
New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A psalm of David. LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument. O LORD, don't rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.

English Standard Version
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath.

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, or discipline me in Your wrath.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; with stringed instruments, upon an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David. O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger; do not discipline me in your wrath.

Contemporary English Version
Don't punish me, LORD, or even correct me when you are angry!

Good News Translation
LORD, don't be angry and rebuke me! Don't punish me in your anger!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm. LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath.

International Standard Version
LORD, in your anger, do not rebuke me, in your wrath, do not discipline me.

NET Bible
For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David. LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger! Do not discipline me in your raging fury!

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.] LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger, neither discipline me in your wrath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, do not rebuke me in your wrath, neither discipline me in your anger.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; with stringed instruments, on the [sheminith]; a psalm by David.] O LORD, do not punish me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in Thine anger, Neither chasten me in Thy wrath.

New American Standard 1977
O Lord, do not rebuke me in Thine anger, Nor chasten me in Thy wrath.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

American King James Version
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger, Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the End, a Psalm of David among the Hymns for the eighth. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath, neither chasten me in thine anger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, in verses, a psalm for David, for the octave. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy wrath.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments, upon Sheminith. A Psalm of David.} Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger, and chasten me not in thy hot displeasure.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

World English Bible
Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your anger, neither discipline me in your wrath.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer with stringed instruments, on the octave. -- A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, in Thine anger reprove me not, Nor in Thy fury chastise me.
Study Bible
Do not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
1For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, or discipline me in Your wrath. 2Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am frail; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are in agony.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 15:21
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to Sheminith.

Psalm 27:9
Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 38:1
O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger or discipline me in Your wrath.

Psalm 118:18
The LORD disciplined me severely, but He has not given me over to death.

Jeremiah 10:24
Correct me, O LORD, but only with justice--not in Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 30:11
For I am with you to save you, declares the LORD. Though I will completely destroy all the nations to which I have scattered you, I will not completely destroy you; yet I will correct you in measure, and I will by no means leave you unpunished."

Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

A.

Psalm 4:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Sheminith.

Psalm 12:1
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

1 Chronicles 15:21
And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.

rebuke

Psalm 2:5
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Psalm 38:1
A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Isaiah 54:9
For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֣חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

With stringed instruments,
בִּ֭נְגִינוֹת (bin·ḡî·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5058: Instrumental music, a stringed instrument, a poem set to music, an epigram

according to
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Sheminith.
הַשְּׁמִינִ֗ית (haš·šə·mî·nîṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8067: An eight-stringed lyre

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

O LORD,
יְֽהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

rebuke
תוֹכִיחֵ֑נִי (ṯō·w·ḵî·ḥê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

me in Your anger,
בְּאַפְּךָ֥ (bə·’ap·pə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

or
וְֽאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

discipline
תְיַסְּרֵֽנִי׃ (ṯə·yas·sə·rê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3256: To discipline, chasten, admonish

me in Your wrath.
בַּחֲמָתְךָ֥ (ba·ḥă·mā·ṯə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2534: Heat, anger, poison
(1) O Lord, rebuke me not.--Repeated with change of one word in Psalm 38:1. The sublime thought that pain and sorrow are a discipline of love might be found in these words (as in Psalm 94:12; Proverbs 3:11-12; Jeremiah 10:24; Hebrews 12:3; Hebrews 12:11; Revelation 3:19), did not the context show that the sufferer in this case is praying for the chastisement to be altogether removed.

Verse 1. - O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger. The psalmist begins by deprecating God's wrath and displeasure. He is conscious of some grievous sin, deserving rebuke and chastisement, and he does not ask to be spared his chastisement; but he would fain be chastised in love, not in anger (comp. Jeremiah 10:24, "O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing"). Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure; or, in thy wrath. In its primary sense, humah (חמה) is no doubt "heat," "glow; ' but the secondary sense of "anger," "wrath," is quite as common. 6:1-7 These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled, of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions, sent to awaken conscience and mortify corruption. Sickness brought sin to his remembrance, and he looked upon it as a token of God's displeasure against him. The affliction of his body will be tolerable, if he has comfort in his soul. Christ's sorest complaint, in his sufferings, was of the trouble of his soul, and the want of his Father's smiles. Every page of Scripture proclaims the fact, that salvation is only of the Lord. Man is a sinner, his case can only be reached by mercy; and never is mercy more illustrious than in restoring backsliders. With good reason we may pray, that if it be the will of God, and he has any further work for us or our friends to do in this world, he will yet spare us or them to serve him. To depart and be with Christ is happiest for the saints; but for them to abide in the flesh is more profitable for the church.
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