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

Other Translations of Psalm 6:10

New International Version

10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

English Standard Version

10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

The Message

10 Cowards, my enemies disappear. Disgraced, they turn tail and run.

New King James Version

10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.

New Living Translation

10 May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified. May they suddenly turn back in shame.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 6:10

Commentary on Psalm 6:8-10

(Read Psalm 6:8-10)

What a sudden change is here! Having made his request known to God, the psalmist is confident that his sorrow will be turned into joy. By the workings of God's grace upon his heart, he knew his prayer was accepted, and did not doubt but it would, in due time, be answered. His prayers will be accepted, coming up out of the hands of Christ the Mediator. The word signifies prayer made to God, the righteous Judge, as the God of his righteousness, who would plead his cause, and right his wrongs. A believer, through the blood and righteousness of Christ, can go to God as a righteous God, and plead with him for pardon and cleansing, who is just and faithful to grant both. He prays for the conversion of his enemies, or foretells their ruin.