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Psalm 13[a]

For the music director, a psalm of David.

13 How long, Lord, will you continue to ignore me?[b]
How long will you pay no attention to me?[c]
How long must I worry,[d]
and suffer in broad daylight?[e]
How long will my enemy gloat over me?[f]

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  1. Psalm 13:1 sn Psalm 13. The psalmist, who is close to death, desperately pleads for God’s deliverance and affirms his trust in God’s faithfulness.
  2. Psalm 13:1 tn Heb “will you forget me continually.”
  3. Psalm 13:1 tn Heb “will you hide your face from me.”
  4. Psalm 13:2 tn Heb “How long will I put counsel in my being?”
  5. Psalm 13:2 tn Heb “[with] grief in my heart by day.”
  6. Psalm 13:2 tn Heb “be exalted over me.” Perhaps one could translate, “How long will my enemy defeat me?”

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