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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Psalms 13

Verse 1

13:1 [To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.] How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? {a} for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

(a) He declares that his afflictions lasted a long time, and that his faith did not waver.

Verse 2

13:2 How long shall I take {b} counsel in my soul, [having] sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

(b) Changing my purposes as the sick man does his place.

Verse 4

13:4 Lest mine enemy say, I have {c} prevailed against him; [and] those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

(c) Which might turn to God’s dishonour: if he did not defend his.

Verse 5

13:5 But I have trusted in thy {d} mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

(d) The mercy of God is the cause of our salvation.

Verse 6

13:6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath {e} dealt bountifully with me.

(e) Both by the benefits past and by others to come.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 13". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.