6 I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
6 I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.
6 I'm tired of all this - so tired. My bed has been floating forty days and nights On the flood of my tears. My mattress is soaked, soggy with tears.
6 I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears.
6 I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 6:6
Commentary on Psalm 6:1-7
(Read Psalm 6:1-7)
These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled, of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions, sent to awaken conscience and mortify corruption. Sickness brought sin to his remembrance, and he looked upon it as a token of God's displeasure against him. The affliction of his body will be tolerable, if he has comfort in his soul. Christ's sorest complaint, in his sufferings, was of the trouble of his soul, and the want of his Father's smiles. Every page of Scripture proclaims the fact, that salvation is only of the Lord. Man is a sinner, his case can only be reached by mercy; and never is mercy more illustrious than in restoring backsliders. With good reason we may pray, that if it be the will of God, and he has any further work for us or our friends to do in this world, he will yet spare us or them to serve him. To depart and be with Christ is happiest for the saints; but for them to abide in the flesh is more profitable for the church.