The Psalms

Psalm 13

David complains of delay, 1, 2. He prays for preventing grace, 3, 4. He boasts of divine mercy, 5, 6.

1 [To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] How long will you forget me, O LORD? Forever? 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 shall my enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God. Lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

4 Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him." And 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.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 13