Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
What should I learn from this chapter?
- It is difficult to climb out of a pit by oneself. It is easier to relax and know that God is working on your behalf.
Trust in the Salvation of the Lord
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Psalm 13:1 How long, O Lord (Yᵊhōvâ)? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
Psalm 13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) my God (‘ĕlōhîm);
Enlighten my eyes,
Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Psalm 13:4 Lest my enemy say,
“I have prevailed against him”;
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
There is great peace of heart when all things are put into the hand of God’s Salvation, Jesus, who’s name means “Salvation”