Psalm 13



A Plea For Deliverance

1 How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

1 How long? LORD, will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

1 How long will You forget me, O Lord? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

2 How long must I struggle in my soul at night and have sorrow in my heart during the day? How long will my enemy rise up against me?

2 How long must I lay up cares within me and have sorrow in my heart day after day? How long shall my enemy exalt himself over me?

3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,

3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

3 Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death;

3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes [of my faith to behold Your face in the pitchlike darkness], lest I sleep the sleep of death,

4 And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

4 Otherwise, my enemy will say, "I have overcome him;" Otherwise, my persecutor will rejoice when I am shaken.

4 Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed over him, and those that trouble me rejoice when I am shaken.

5 But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

5 As for me, I have trusted in your gracious love, my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.

5 But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.

6 I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

6 I will sing to the LORD, for he has dealt bountifully with me. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

6 I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.



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