Psalms 13:3-4

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.

Psalms 13:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
ESV
3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
NLT
3 Turn and answer me, O LORD my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.
MSG
3 Take a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye,
CSB
3 Consider me and answer, Lord, my God. Restore brightness to my eyes; otherwise, I will sleep in death,

Psalms 13:3-4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 13:3-4 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 6

  • 1. Psalms 9:12; Psalms 25:18; Psalms 31:7; Psalms 35:23; Psalms 59:4; Psalms 80:14; Psalms 107:41; Psalms 119:50,153
  • 2. S Psalms 4:1; Psalms 5:1
  • 3. S Ezra 9:8
  • 4. Psalms 76:5; Psalms 90:5; Jeremiah 51:39
  • 5. S 1 Kings 19:2; Psalms 25:2
  • 6. Psalms 38:16; Psalms 118:13
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