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Psalms 13

 

 

Introduction
1David complains of delay.
3He prays for preventing grace.
5He boasts of divine mercy.

Verse 1
How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
A. M. 3464. B.C. 540. (Title.) chief. or, overseer
How
6:3; 35:17; 74:1; 80:4; 85:5; 89:46; 90:14; 94:3,4
forget
10:12; Lamentations 5:20
wilt thou hide
22:1,2; Deuteronomy 31:17; Job 13:24; Isaiah 59:2

Verse 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?
take
77:2-12; 94:18,19; 142:4-7; Job 7:12-15; 9:19-21,27,28; 10:15; Job 23:8-10; Jeremiah 15:18
sorrow
38:17; 116:3; Nehemiah 2:2; Proverbs 15:13; Ecclesiastes 5:17; Jeremiah 8:18; 45:3; Matthew 26:38; John 16:6; Romans 9:2; Philippians 2:27
enemy
7:2,4,5; 8:2; 9:6; 10:18; 17:9; 74:10,18; 1 Samuel 18:29; 24:19; Esther 7:6; Lamentations 1:9; Micah 7:8-10
exalted
22:7,8; 31:18; 42:10; 44:14-16; 123:3,4; 143:3,4; Lamentations 1:5; Luke 22:53

Verse 3
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Consider
9:13; 25:19; 31:7; 119:153; Lamentations 5:1
lighten
18:28; 1 Samuel 14:27,29; Ezra 9:8; Luke 2:32; Revelation 21:23
less
Jeremiah 51:39,57; Ephesians 5:14

Verse 4
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Lest
10:11; 25:2; 35:19,25; 38:16; Joshua 7:9; Ezekiel 35:12-15
I have
9:19; Jeremiah 1:19; Lamentations 1:16
when
55:22; 62:2,6; 112:6; 121:1-3; Proverbs 12:3

Verse 5
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
But
32:10; 33:18,21,22; 36:7; 52:8; 147:11; Isaiah 12:2; Jude 1:21
my heart
9:14; 43:4,5; 51:12; 119:81; 1 Samuel 2:1; Habakkuk 3:18; Luke 1:47; 2:20

Verse 6
I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
I
21:13
he
116:7; 119:7

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 13:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-13.html.

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