New American Standard Bible
Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
King James Bible
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
Darby Bible Translation
Return, Jehovah, free my soul; save me for thy loving-kindness' sake.
World English Bible
Return, Yahweh. Deliver my soul, and save me for your loving kindness' sake.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, O Jehovah, draw out my soul, Save me for Thy kindness' sake.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Return, O Lord, deliver my soul - As if he had departed from him, and had left him to die. The word "soul" in this place is used, as it often is, in the sense of "life," for in the next verse he speaks of the grave to which he evidently felt he was rapidly descending.
O save me - Save my life; save me from going down to the grave. Deliver me from these troubles and dangers.
For thy mercies' sake -
(a) As an act of mere mercy, for he felt that he had no claim, and could not urge it as a matter of right and justice; and
(b) in order that God's mercy might be manifest, or because he was a merciful Being, and might, therefore, be appealed to on that ground.
These are proper grounds, now, on which to make an appeal to God for his interposition in our behalf; and, indeed, these are the only grounds on which we can plead with him to save us.
LibraryPleading for Mercy. Ps 6
John Newton—Olney Hymns
The Tears of the Penitent.
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.
Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
Do return, O LORD; how long will it be? And be sorry for Your servants.
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