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Psalm 13

Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?(A)
How long must I bear pain[a] in my soul
    and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?(B)

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God!
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,(C)
and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”;
    my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.(D)

But I trusted in your steadfast love;
    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.(E)
I will sing to the Lord
    because he has dealt bountifully with me.(F)


  1. 13.2 Syr: Heb hold counsels