Psalms 13:1-2

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 [a]How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?

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Psalms 13:1-2 Meaning and Commentary

To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David. According to Theodoret this psalm was written by David, not when he fled from Saul, but from Absalom; and gives this reason for it, what happened to him from Saul was before his sin, and therefore he could speak with great boldness; but what befell him from Absalom was after it, and therefore mourning and groans were mixed with his words.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Psalms 6:3
  • 2. Psalms 42:9; Lamentations 5:20
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 31:17; S Psalms 22:24; S Isaiah 8:17; S Isaiah 54:9; Job 13:24; Psalms 44:24
  • 4. Psalms 42:4; Psalms 55:2; Psalms 139:23; Isaiah 33:18; Daniel 7:28
  • 5. Psalms 94:3; Psalms 42:9

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 13:1-6 is numbered 13:2-6.
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