A Plea For Deliverance

1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David.How long, O Lord? Will You (A)forget me forever?How long (B)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 For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, how long will You forget me?Forever?How long will You hide Your face from me?(A)

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 (C)take counsel in my soul,Having (D)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 will I store up anxious concerns(a) within me,agony in my mind every day?How long will my enemy dominate me?(B)

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 (E)Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;(F)Enlighten my eyes, or I will (G)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 Consider me and answer, Lord my God.Restore brightness to my eyes;(C)otherwise, I will sleep in 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 (H)say, “I have overcome him,”And (I)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 My enemy will say, “I have triumphed over him,”and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.(D)

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 (J)trusted in Your lovingkindness;My heart shall (K)rejoice in Your salvation.

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

5 But I have trusted in Your faithful love;(E)my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance.(F)

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 (L)sing to the Lord,Because He has (M)dealt bountifully with me. Cross references: Psalm 13:1 : Ps 44:24 Psalm 13:1 : Job 13:24; Ps 89:46 Psalm 13:2 : Ps 42:4 Psalm 13:2 : Ps 42:9 Psalm 13:3 : Ps 5:1 Psalm 13:3 : 1 Sam 14:29; Ezra 9:8; Job 33:30; Ps 18:28 Psalm 13:3 : Jer 51:39 Psalm 13:4 : Ps 12:4 Psalm 13:4 : Ps 25:2; 38:16 Psalm 13:5 : Ps 52:8 Psalm 13:5 : Ps 9:14 Psalm 13:6 : Ps 96:1, 2 Psalm 13:6 : Ps 116:7; 119:17; 142:7 end of crossrefs

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

6 I will sing to the Lordbecause He has treated me generously.(G)

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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