Psalm 13 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 13)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.