Psalm 13

How Long, O Lord?

1 How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever?
a How long will You hide Your face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God;
b Enlighten my eyes,
c Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
4 Lest my enemy say,
"I have prevailed against him";
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5 But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

  1. Cross References
    Job 13:24
    Why do You hide Your face, And regard me as Your enemy?
    Psalms 89:46
    How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
  2. Cross References
    1 Samuel 14:29
    But Jonathan said, "My father has troubled the land. Look now, how my countenance has brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.
    Ezra 9:8
    And now for a little while grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.
    Job 33:30
    To bring back his soul from the Pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
    Psalms 18:28
    For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
  3. Cross References
    Jeremiah 51:39
    In their excitement I will prepare their feasts; I will make them drunk, That they may rejoice, And sleep a perpetual sleep And not awake," says the LORD.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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