Psalms 13:5

5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

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Psalms 13:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
ESV
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
NLT
5 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
MSG
5 I've thrown myself headlong into your arms - I'm celebrating your rescue.
CSB
5 But I have trusted in Your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance.

Psalms 13:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 13:5

But I have trusted in thy mercy
The faith, hope, and comfort of the psalmist grew and increased by prayer; from complaining he goes to praying, from praying to believing; he trusted not in himself, not in his own heart, nor in his own righteousness and merits, but in the mercy of God; and not in the bare absolute mercy of God, but in the grace and goodness of God, as the word F24 here used signifies, as it is displayed in the plenteous redemption which is by Christ; which is a sufficient ground of faith and hope; see ( Psalms 130:7 ) ;

my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation;
which God is the contriver, author, and giver of, and in which the glory of his perfections is so greatly displayed: and a true believer rejoices more on account that God is glorified by it than because of his own interest in it; and this joy is an inward one, it is joy in the heart, and is real and unfeigned, and is what continues, and will be felt and expressed both here and hereafter.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 (Kdoxb) "in bonitate tua", Vatablus; "in benignitate tua", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "in benignissima voluntate tua", Gejerus.

Psalms 13:5 In-Context

3 Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 6:4; Psalms 52:8
  • 2. S Isaiah 33:26">Job Isaiah 33:26; Psalms 9:14; Isaiah 25:9; Isaiah 33:2
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