13 1 David as it were overcome with sundry and new afflictions, fleeth to God as his only refuge, 3 and so at the length being encouraged through God’s promises, he conceiveth most sure confidence against the extreme horrors of death.

To him that excelleth. A Psalm of David.

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, [a]forever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take [b]counsel within myself having weariness daily in mine heart? how long shall mine enemy be exalted above me?

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  1. Psalm 13:1 He declareth that his afflictions lasted a long time, and that his faith fainted not.
  2. Psalm 13:2 Changing my purposes as the sick man doth his place.