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Psalm Thirteen

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

Psalm 13:1 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

how long. Compare Psalm 90:13; Zechariah 1:12; Psalm 74:10; etc. The poignant question is often raised by suffering believers wanting to see God work. It is found first in Psalm 6:3 and last in Revelation 6:10. Christians today have been anxiously awaiting the return of Christ for many years, and they ask (and even sing!) the same great question. He will come, perhaps today!

Psalm 13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Psalm 13:4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Psalm 13:6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.