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Bible Commentaries

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Psalms 13

Verses 1-6

Psalms 13:0

1. How long? Answer me, Jehovah (Psalms 13:1-4 )

2. The victory of faith (Psalms 13:5-6 )

Psalms 13:1-4 . Four times “How long?” The trial of faith becomes more severe. Sorrow is in the heart and an enemy is outside. Has then Jehovah forgotten? The hearts begin to despair; an answer is demanded, it must come “lest I sleep the sleep of death.”

Psalms 13:5-6 . But here comes the change. Faith triumphs and is victorious. “I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing unto Jehovah, for He hath dealt bountifully with me.”

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Bibliographical Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Psalms 13". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/psalms-13.html. 1913-1922.