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Psalm 13

Psalm 13

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?

How long will you look the other way?

How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,

with sorrow in my heart every day?

How long will my enemy have the upper hand?

Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!

Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.

Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!”

Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.

But I trust in your unfailing love.

I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

I will sing to the Lord

because he is good to me.

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Psalm 13 — The New International Version (NIV)

Title For the director of music. A psalm of David.

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

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?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.

Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,

and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”

and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;

my heart rejoices in your salvation.

I will sing the Lord’s praise,

for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Title To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I take counsel in my soul

and have sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;

light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”

lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;

my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Title To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever?

How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

Having sorrow in my heart daily?

How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God:

Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him;

And those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in thy mercy;

My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Title To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?

How long will You hide Your face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

Having sorrow in my heart daily?

How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God;

Enlighten my eyes,

Lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest my enemy say,

“I have prevailed against him”;

Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in Your mercy;

My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13 — New Century Version (NCV)

Title For the director of music. A psalm of David.

How long will you forget me, Lord? Forever?

How long will you hide from me?

How long must I worry

and feel sad in my heart all day?

How long will my enemy win over me?

Lord, look at me.

Answer me, my God;

tell me, or I will die.

Otherwise my enemy will say, “I have won!”

Those against me will rejoice that I’ve been defeated.

I trust in your love.

My heart is happy because you saved me.

I sing to the Lord

because he has taken care of me.

Psalm 13 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Title For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou forget me for ever?

How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

Having sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God:

Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him;

Lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in thy lovingkindness;

My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing unto Jehovah,

Because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Title To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

How long, Jehovah, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, with sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him! lest mine adversaries be joyful when I am moved. As for me, I have confided in thy loving-kindness; my heart shall be joyful in thy salvation. I will sing unto Jehovah, for he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Title For the choir director; a psalm by David. 

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? 

How long will you hide your face from me? 

How long must I make decisions alone 

with sorrow in my heart day after day? 

How long will my enemy triumph over me? 

Look at me! Answer me, O Lord my God! 

Light up my eyes, 

or else I will die 

and my enemy will say, “I have overpowered him.” 

My opponents will rejoice because I have been shaken. 

But I trust your mercy. 

My heart finds joy in your salvation. 

I will sing to the Lord because he has been good to me. 

Psalm 13 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Title For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.

Lord, how long will You forget me?

Forever?

How long will You hide Your face from me?

How long will I store up anxious concerns within me,

agony in my mind every day?

How long will my enemy dominate me?

Consider me and answer, Lord my God.

Restore brightness to my eyes;

otherwise, I will sleep in death.

My enemy will say, “I have triumphed over him,”

and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in Your faithful love;

my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance.

I will sing to the Lord

because He has treated me generously.

Psalm 13 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Title To the leader. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I bear pain in my soul,

and have sorrow in my heart all day long?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God!

Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,

and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”;

my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

But I trusted in your steadfast love;

my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Title For the music director. A psalm of David.

How long, O Yahweh? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I take counsel in my soul,

and sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Yahweh my God.

Give light to my eyes

lest I sleep the sleep of death,

and lest my enemy should say, “I have overcome him,”

lest my enemies rejoice because I am shaken.

But as for me, I have trusted in your steadfast love.

My heart will rejoice in your deliverance.

I will sing to Yahweh

because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Title For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Lord, how long must I wait? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you turn your face away from me?

How long must I struggle with my thoughts?

How long must my heart be sad day after day?

How long will my enemies keep winning the battle over me?

Lord my God, look at me and answer me.

Give me new life, or I will die.

Then my enemies will say, “We have beaten him.”

They will be filled with joy when I die.

But I trust in your faithful love.

My heart is filled with joy because you will save me.

I will sing to the Lord.

He has been so good to me.

Psalm 13 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Title For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?

How long will You hide Your face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

Having sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;

Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,

And my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”

And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness;

My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

Because He has dealt bountifully with me.


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