Psalm 13 Bible in Basic English

A Prayer for Help in Trouble

13 1  Will you for ever put me out of your memory, O Lord? will your face for ever be turned away from me? 2  How long is my soul to be in doubt, with sorrow in my heart all the day? how long will he who is against me be given power over me? 3  Let my voice come before you, and give me an answer, O Lord my God; let your light be shining on me, so that the sleep of death may not overtake me; 4  And he who is against me may not say, I have overcome him; and those who are troubling me may not be glad when I am moved. 5  But I have had faith in your mercy; my heart will be glad in your salvation. 6  I will make a song to the Lord, because he has given me my reward.

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