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Psalm 13

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David complains of delay.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

13:1 How long, Yahweh?
Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
having sorrow in my heart every day?
How long shall my enemy triumph over me?

He prays for preventing grace.

13:3 Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God.
Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

13:4 Lest my enemy say,

I have prevailed against him;

Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.

He boasts of divine mercy.

13:5 But I trust in your loving kindness.
My heart rejoices in your salvation.

13:6 I will sing to Yahweh,
because he has been good to me.

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