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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 13

Introduction

1David complains of delay.
3He prays for preventing grace.
5He boasts of divine mercy.

Verse 1

How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
A. M. 3464. B.C. 540. (Title.) chief. or, overseer
How
6:3; 35:17; 74:1; 80:4; 85:5; 89:46; 90:14; 94:3,4
forget
10:12; Lamentations 5:20
wilt thou hide
22:1,2; Deuteronomy 31:17; Job 13:24; Isaiah 59:2
Reciprocal: Job 7:19 - How long; Job 19:2 - How long; Job 23:8 - General; Job 34:29 - when he hideth; Psalm 22:11 - Be not; Psalm 27:9 - Hide; Psalm 30:7 - thou; Psalm 42:9 - Why hast; Psalm 44:24 - Wherefore; Psalm 55:2 - I mourn; Psalm 69:3 - I am; Psalm 69:17 - hide; Psalm 70:5 - O Lord; Psalm 74:10 - General; Psalm 74:23 - Forget; Psalm 77:7 - the Lord; Psalm 79:5 - How long; Psalm 88:14 - hidest; Psalm 102:2 - Hide; Psalm 139:6 - knowledge; Psalm 143:7 - Hear me; Isaiah 26:8 - desire; Isaiah 49:14 - my Lord; Isaiah 54:8 - I hid; Jeremiah 15:18 - my pain; Habakkuk 1:2 - how; Matthew 5:4 - General; Luke 18:7 - though; Revelation 6:10 - How

Verse 2

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
take
77:2-12; 94:18,19; 142:4-7; Job 7:12-15; 9:19-21,27,28; 10:15; Job 23:8-10; Jeremiah 15:18
sorrow
38:17; 116:3; Nehemiah 2:2; Proverbs 15:13; Ecclesiastes 5:17; Jeremiah 8:18; 45:3; Matthew 26:38; John 16:6; Romans 9:2; Philippians 2:27
enemy
7:2,4,5; 8:2; 9:6; 10:18; 17:9; 74:10,18; 1 Samuel 18:29; 24:19; Esther 7:6; Lamentations 1:9; Micah 7:8-10
exalted
22:7,8; 31:18; 42:10; 44:14-16; 123:3,4; 143:3,4; Lamentations 1:5; Luke 22:53
Reciprocal: Psalm 6:3 - how; Psalm 25:2 - let not; Psalm 30:7 - thou; Psalm 35:17 - how; Psalm 55:2 - I mourn; Psalm 70:5 - O Lord; Psalm 77:7 - the Lord; Psalm 79:5 - How long; Psalm 89:46 - How; Isaiah 26:8 - desire; Habakkuk 1:2 - how; Luke 18:7 - though

Verse 3

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Consider
9:13; 25:19; 31:7; 119:153; Lamentations 5:1
lighten
18:28; 1 Samuel 14:27,29; Ezra 9:8; Luke 2:32; Revelation 21:23
less
Jeremiah 51:39,57; Ephesians 5:14
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:40 - my God; Psalm 7:1 - O; Psalm 17:6 - incline; Psalm 19:8 - enlightening; Psalm 21:4 - asked; Psalm 34:5 - and were; Psalm 38:16 - For I said; Psalm 54:2 - General; Psalm 76:5 - they; Psalm 94:17 - dwelt; Proverbs 29:13 - Lord

Verse 4

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Lest
10:11; 25:2; 35:19,25; 38:16; Joshua 7:9; Ezekiel 35:12-15
I have
9:19; Jeremiah 1:19; Lamentations 1:16
when
55:22; 62:2,6; 112:6; 121:1-3; Proverbs 12:3
Reciprocal: Psalm 17:6 - incline; Psalm 30:1 - hast not; Psalm 41:11 - because; Psalm 119:153 - Consider; Micah 7:8 - Rejoice; Revelation 11:10 - rejoice; Revelation 12:8 - prevailed not

Verse 5

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
But
32:10; 33:18,21,22; 36:7; 52:8; 147:11; Isaiah 12:2; Jude 1:21
my heart
9:14; 43:4,5; 51:12; 119:81; 1 Samuel 2:1; Habakkuk 3:18; Luke 1:47; 2:20
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 18:5 - trusted; Psalm 7:1 - O; Psalm 20:5 - rejoice; Psalm 21:7 - For the; Psalm 28:7 - heart; Psalm 31:7 - I will; Psalm 35:9 - General; Psalm 51:8 - Make; Psalm 57:1 - soul; Psalm 71:5 - For thou; Psalm 86:2 - trusteth; Zechariah 10:7 - their heart

Verse 6

I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
I
21:13
he
116:7; 119:7 Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:6 - mercy; Psalm 30:12 - I will; Psalm 119:17 - Deal; Psalm 119:65 - dealt well; Psalm 142:7 - thou shalt; Joel 2:26 - that

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-13.html.