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Psalms 6:10

    Psalms 6:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let all my enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore troubled: They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let all those who are against me be shamed and deeply troubled; let them be turned back and suddenly put to shame.

    Webster's Revision

    All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore troubled: They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly.

    World English Bible

    May all my enemies be ashamed and dismayed. They shall turn back, they shall be disgraced suddenly. A meditation by David, which he sang to Yahweh, concerning the words of Cush, the Benjamite.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore vexed: they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly.

    Definitions for Psalms 6:10

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 6:10

    Ashamed and sore vexed - May they as deeply deplore their transgressions as I have done mine! May they return; may they be suddenly converted! The original will bear this meaning, and it is the most congenial to Christian principles.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 6:10

    Let all mine enemies be ashamed - Be so brought to see their folly that they shall be ashamed of their conduct. The wish is that they might be brought to see their own guilt - a wish certainly which it is right to cherish in regard to all evil-doers.

    And sore vexed - Compare the notes at Psalm 5:10. The same Hebrew word is used here which occurs in Psalm 6:2-3, and rendered "vexed." It is a word which denotes trouble, trembling, consternation; and the meaning here is, that the psalmist prayed that they might be confounded or disconcerted in their plans - a prayer which is certainly proper in regard to all the purposes of the wicked. No one should desire that the purposes of the wicked should prosper; and not to desire this is to desire that they may be foiled and overcome in their schemes. This must be the wish of every good man.

    Let them return - Turn back, or be turned back; that is, let them be repulsed, and compelled to turn back from their present object.

    And be ashamed suddenly - Hebrew, "In a moment;" instantaneously. He desired that there might be no delay, but that their defeat might be accomplished at once. As it was right to pray that this might occur, so it was right to pray that it might occur without delay, or as speedily as possible. The sooner the plans of sinners are confounded, the better.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 6:10

    6:10 Ashamed - Of their vain confidence. Return - Repent of their sins and return to their obedience.