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Psalm 6:4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
4 Turn, O Jehovah, deliver my soul;
save me for the sake of your loyal love.
Turn, O Jehovah, 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.
Save me. Save my life; save me from going down to the grave. Deliver me from these troubles and dangers.
For the sake of your loyal love. (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.
By Albert Barnes and Edward D. Andrews