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Psalm 13-14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 13

A Plea for Deliverance

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.

Lord, how long will You forget me?
Forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long will I store up anxious concerns[a] within me,
agony in my mind every day?
How long will my enemy dominate me?

Consider me and answer, Lord my God.
Restore brightness to my eyes;
otherwise, I will sleep in death.
My enemy will say, “I have triumphed over him,”
and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in Your faithful love;
my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance.
I will sing to the Lord
because He has treated me generously.

Psalm 14

A Portrait of Sinners

For the choir director. Davidic.

The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
They are corrupt; they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race
to see if there is one who is wise,
one who seeks God.
All have turned away;
all alike have become corrupt.
There is no one who does good,
not even one.[b]

Will evildoers never understand?
They consume My people as they consume bread;
they do not call on the Lord.

Then[c] they will be filled with terror,
for God is with those who are[d] righteous.
You sinners frustrate the plans of the afflicted,
but the Lord is his refuge.

Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people,[e]
Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.[f]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 13:2 Or up counsels
  2. Psalm 14:3 Some Hb mss, some LXX mss add the material found in Rm 3:13-18.
  3. Psalm 14:5 Or There
  4. Psalm 14:5 Lit with the generation of the
  5. Psalm 14:7 Or restores His captive people
  6. Psalm 14:7 Or let Jacob rejoice; let Israel be glad.

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