Compare Translations for Psalm 13:3

Psalm 13:3 ASV
Consider [and] answer me, O Jehovah my God: Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the [sleep of] death;
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Psalm 13:3 BBE
Let my voice come before you, and give me an answer, O Lord my God; let your light be shining on me, so that the sleep of death may not overtake me;
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Psalm 13:3 CEB
Look at me! Answer me, LORD my God! Restore sight to my eyes! Otherwise, I'll sleep the sleep of death,
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Psalm 13:3 CJB
Look, and answer me, ADONAI my God! Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death.
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Psalm 13:3 RHE
(12-3) How long shall my enemy be exalted over Me?
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Psalm 13:3 ESV
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
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Psalm 13:3 GW
Look at me! Answer me, O LORD my God! Light up my eyes, or else I will die
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Psalm 13:3 GNT
Look at me, O Lord my God, and answer me. Restore my strength; don't let me die.
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Psalm 13:3 HNV
Behold, and answer me, LORD, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
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Psalm 13:3 CSB
Consider me and answer, Lord, my God. Restore brightness to my eyes; otherwise, I will sleep in death,
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Psalm 13:3 KJV
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
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Psalm 13:3 LEB
Consider [and] answer me, O Yahweh my God. Give light to my eyes lest I sleep [the sleep of] death,
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Psalm 13:3 NAS
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
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Psalm 13:3 NCV
Lord, look at me. Answer me, my God; tell me, or I will die.
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Psalm 13:3 NIRV
LORD my God, look at me and answer me. Give me new life, or I will die.
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Psalm 13:3 NIV
Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
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Psalm 13:3 NKJV
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God; Enlighten my eyes, Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
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Psalm 13:3 NLT
Turn and answer me, O LORD my God! Restore the light to my eyes, or I will die.
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Psalm 13:3 NRS
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God! Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
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Psalm 13:3 RSV
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
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Psalm 13:3 DBY
Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the [sleep of] death;
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Psalm 13:3 MSG
Take a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye,
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Psalm 13:3 WBT
Consider [and] hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep [the sleep] of death;
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Psalm 13:3 TMB
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God; lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
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Psalm 13:3 TNIV
Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
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Psalm 13:3 WEB
Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
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Psalm 13:3 WYC
My Lord God, behold thou, and hear thou me. Lighten thou mine eyes, lest any time I sleep in death; (My Lord God, behold thou, and answer thou me. Give thou light to my eyes, lest any time I sleep in death;)
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Psalm 13:3 YLT
Look attentively; Answer me, O Jehovah, my God, Enlighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death,
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Psalms 13 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 13

The psalmist complains that God had long withdrawn. He earnestly prays for comfort. He assures himself of an answer of peace.

- God sometimes hides his face, and leaves his own children in the dark concerning their interest in him: and this they lay to heart more than any outward trouble whatever. But anxious cares are heavy burdens with which believers often load themselves more than they need. The bread of sorrows is sometimes the saint's daily bread; our Master himself was a man of sorrows. It is a common temptation, when trouble lasts long, to think that it will last always. Those who have long been without joy, begin to be without hope. We should never allow ourselves to make any complaints but what drive us to our knees. Nothing is more killing to a soul than the want of God's favour; nothing more reviving than the return of it. The sudden, delightful changes in the book of Psalms, are often very remarkable. We pass from depth of despondency to the height of religious confidence and joy. It is thus, ver. 5. All is gloomy dejection in ver. 4; but here the mind of the despondent worshipper rises above all its distressing fears, and throws itself, without reserve, on the mercy and care of its Divine Redeemer. See the power of faith, and how good it is to draw near to God. If we bring our cares and griefs to the throne of grace, and leave them there, we may go away like Hannah, and our countenances will be no more said, ( 1 Samuel. 1:18 ) Finding I have that to trust to, I am comforted, though I have no merit of my own. His faith in God's mercy filled his heart with joy in his salvation; for joy and peace come by believing. He has dealt bountifully with me. By faith he was as confident of salvation, as if it had been completed already. In this way believers pour out their prayers, renouncing all hopes but in the mercy of God through the Saviour's blood: and sometimes suddenly, at others gradually, they will find their burdens removed, and their comforts restored; they then allow that their fears and complaints were unnecessary, and acknowledge that the Lord hath dealt bountifully with them.

Psalms 13 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 13

Psalms 13:1-6 . mourning God's absence and the triumph of his enemies, prays for relief before he is totally destroyed, and is encouraged to hope his trust will not be in vain.

1. The forms of expression and figure here used are frequent (compare Psalms 9:12 Psalms 9:18 , Psalms 10:11 Psalms 10:12 ).
How long . . . for ever--Shall it be for ever?

2. The counsels or devices of his heart afford no relief.

3. lighten mine eyes--dim with weakness, denoting approaching death (compare 1 Samuel 14:27-29 , Psalms 6:7 , 38:10 ).

4. rejoice--literally, "shout as in triumph."
I am moved--cast down from a firm position ( Psalms 10:6 ).

5, 6. Trust is followed by rejoicing in the deliverance which God effects, and, instead of his enemy, he can lift the song of triumph.