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Geneva Study Bible
Psalms 13

 

 

Verse 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
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
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
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
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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Bibliography Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 13:4". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-13.html. 1599-1645.

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Saturday, June 6th, 2020
the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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