Saturday, 26 March 2011
Psalms Challenge, Psalm 13
How Long, O Lord?
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
13:1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
This psalm looks a lot like psalm 10. The last verse shows David's trust and love. He praises the Lord.
And the other verses don't show hatred, but despair and sadness.
The verses from Psalm 13 are contributed to Robert's new Psalms Challenge meme at Daily Athens. To read more psalms click on Robert