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

Psalms 13:1-2 In-Context

1 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?
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 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.