Psalm 006:01

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Psalm 6:1



1 To the chief Musician [natsach] on Neginoth [nagiynah] upon Sheminith, [shamiyniyth] A Psalm [mizmowr] of David.

 O LORD, [Yahovah] rebuke [yakach] me not in thine anger, [‘aph] neither chasten [yacar] me in thy hot
[chemah] KJV-Interlinear



1 For the
choir director; with stringed instruments, upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm
of David.

O Lord, do
not rebuke me in Thine anger, Nor chasten me in Thy wrath. NASB


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The word ‘Neginoth,’ means a stringed instrument. David is giving instructions to play this psalm set to music played by a stringed instrument. Music is typically used to symbolize Gods grace policy.

The word, ‘Sheminith,’ means eight and refers to an eight stringed instrument. Also, the number eight means one more than seven. Seven being the number of completion or perfection, then the number eight meaning plumpness or the fat of abundance resulting from perfection.

Therefore, these scriptures from God, bring completion into ones life and as a result of that completion , blessings abound, bringing abundance into ones life.

On the one hand, God provides blessing when your life is in conformance with His will, and on the other hand, God can hand out discipline. The former is the more preferable, and the latter is one in which the abundance from God will prevent His discipline, if you fail in your life in sin.

David had found himself in sin and this psalm is an expression of his deep concern that Gods displeasure was about to be unloaded on him.

Therefore David offers a prayer that Gods discipline will not be dealt to him in hot anger, but in the mercy of grace. Where on the one hand, the anger of God conveys unbelievable destruction, as would be applied to unbelievers in their total destruction forever.

The grace of God, on the other hand, conveys a far lesser degree of punishment, where the point is well understood, and the pain is mitigated.

To rebuke is typically one of the use of words, to scold someone. While the use of the word for chasten, is a reference to physical punishment. Both placed together refers to the harsh judgment that can be brought against an offending person.

David is anticipating the worst case scenario of punishment against himself, and begins his prayer, requesting that the punishment will not be so harsh.

Placed in the setting of the eight stringed instrument, this pleading is as that of a child pleading that the belt not be used, but that the parent will revisit the circumstances from the abundance of their wisdom and love, and go lightly in the punishment.



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Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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