Bible Cartoon: Psalm 06 - I flood my bed with weeping (without enemies)

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Bible Book: Psalms
Bible Book Code: 1900600102
Scene no: 2 of 2

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Psalms 6:1-10 (ANIV)
1 [For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. [1] A psalm of David.]

O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint;
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in anguish.
How long, O Lord, how long?

4 Turn, O Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
5 No-one remembers you when he is dead.
Who praises you from his grave? [2]

6 I am worn out from groaning;
all night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.

8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;
they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

[1]
Title: Probably a musical term.

[2]
Hebrew, Sheol.

DRAWING NOTES:

TIME OF DAY:
Unspecified in Bible Text.

LIGHTING NOTES:
General, defused light from above illuminates this scene.

CHARACTERS PRESENT:
The Psalmist, kneeling on his bed, in floods of tears… literally!

RESEARCH/ADDITIONAL NOTES:
This is one of the seven “penitential psalms” (psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143), which express repentance for sins. Psalm 6 is written in lament form, calling on God in times of stress. A lament invokes God’s name, describes the problem, condemns or complains about enemies, affirms confidence in God, petitions for help, and concludes in praise or blessing.

There are two versions of this scene:
01) (Previous page) Psalm 06 – I flood my bed with weeping (with enemies).

02) (This page) Psalm 06 – I flood my bed with weeping (without enemies).

The only difference between the two versions is the presence/absence of the surrounding “enemies” of which the Psalmists writes in verses 8 and 10.

This picture is a literal depiction of verse 6, “all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.” Notice there is a pool of the Psalmists tears in the floor!

Here is the Psalm in the Message (MSG) and Amplified (AMP) versions of the bible, for comparison.
Psalms 6:1-10 (MSG)
1 A David psalm

Please, God, no more yelling,
no more trips to the woodshed.
2 Treat me nice for a change;
I’m so starved for affection.
Can’t you see I’m black and blue,
beat up badly in bones
3 and soul?
God, how long will it take
for you to let up?
4 Break in, God, and break up this fight;
if you love me at all, get me out of here.
5 I’m no good to you dead, am I?
I can’t sing in your choir if I’m buried in some tomb!
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.
7 The sockets of my eyes are black holes;
nearly blind, I squint and grope.
8 Get out of here, you Devil’s crew:
at last God has heard my sobs.
9 My requests have all been granted,
my prayers are answered.
10 Cowards, my enemies disappear.
Disgraced, they turn tail and run.

Psalms 6:1-10 (AMP)
1 O LORD, rebuke me not in Your anger nor discipline and chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am weak (faint and withered away); O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
3 My [inner] self [as well as my body] is also exceedingly disturbed and troubled. But You, O Lord, how long [until You return and speak peace to me]?
4 Return [to my relief], O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of Your steadfast love and mercy.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of You; in Sheol (the place of the dead) who will give You thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye grows dim because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord receives my prayer.
10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and sorely troubled; let them turn back and be put to shame suddenly.