Psalm 13
A Plea for Deliverance
For the choir director. A psalm of David.
1How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?13:1 Jb 13:24; Ps 44:24; 89:46
2How long will I store up anxious concerns13:2 Or up counsels within me,
agony in my mind every day?
How long will my enemy dominate me?13:2 Ps 6:3; 38:6; 42:9

3Consider me and answer, Lord my God.
Restore brightness to my eyes;13:3 Ezr 9:8; Ps 19:8; Pr 29:13
otherwise, I will sleep in death.
4My enemy will say, “I have triumphed over him,”
and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.13:4 Ps 89:42

5But I have trusted in your faithful love;13:5 Ps 52:8
my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.13:5 Ps 9:14
6I will sing to the Lord
because he has treated me generously.13:6 Ps 119:17; 142:7