Psalm 13:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David. How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?

English Standard Version
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. LORD, how long will You forget me? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

International Standard Version
How long? LORD, will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

NET Bible
For the music director; a psalm of David. How long, LORD, will you continue to ignore me? How long will you pay no attention to me?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How long will you ignore me, Lord Jehovah? Forever? How long will you turn your face from me?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD, wilt Thou forget me for ever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me?

New American Standard 1977
How long, O LORD? Wilt Thou forget me forever?
            How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

King James 2000 Bible
How long will you forget me, O LORD? forever? how long will you hide your face from me?

American King James Version
How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?

American Standard Version
How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou forget me for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, a psalm for David. How long, O Lord, wilt thou forget me unto the end? how long dost thou turn away thy face from me?

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} How long, Jehovah, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

World English Bible
How long, Yahweh? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Till when, O Jehovah, Dost Thou forget me? -- for ever? Till when dost Thou hide Thy face from me?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-6 The psalmist complains that God had long withdrawn. He earnestly prays for comfort. He assures himself of an answer of peace. - God sometimes hides his face, and leaves his own children in the dark concerning their interest in him: and this they lay to heart more than any outward trouble whatever. But anxious cares are heavy burdens with which believers often load themselves more than they need. The bread of sorrows is sometimes the saint's daily bread; our Master himself was a man of sorrows. It is a common temptation, when trouble lasts long, to think that it will last always. Those who have long been without joy, begin to be without hope. We should never allow ourselves to make any complaints but what drive us to our knees. Nothing is more killing to a soul than the want of God's favour; nothing more reviving than the return of it. The sudden, delightful changes in the book of Psalms, are often very remarkable. We pass from depth of despondency to the height of religious confidence and joy. It is thus, ver. 5. All is gloomy dejection in ver. 4; but here the mind of the despondent worshipper rises above all its distressing fears, and throws itself, without reserve, on the mercy and care of its Divine Redeemer. See the power of faith, and how good it is to draw near to God. If we bring our cares and griefs to the throne of grace, and leave them there, we may go away like Hannah, and our countenances will be no more said, 1Sa 1:18. God's mercy is the support of the psalmist's faith. Finding I have that to trust to, I am comforted, though I have no merit of my own. His faith in God's mercy filled his heart with joy in his salvation; for joy and peace come by believing. He has dealt bountifully with me. By faith he was as confident of salvation, as if it had been completed already. In this way believers pour out their prayers, renouncing all hopes but in the mercy of God through the Saviour's blood: and sometimes suddenly, at others gradually, they will find their burdens removed, and their comforts restored; they then allow that their fears and complaints were unnecessary, and acknowledge that the Lord hath dealt bountifully with them.
Study Bible
How Long, O Lord?
1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? 2How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?…
Cross References
Job 13:24
"Why do You hide Your face And consider me Your enemy?

Psalm 10:1
Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 35:17
Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.

Psalm 44:24
Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression?

Psalm 79:5
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 88:14
O LORD, why do You reject my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 89:46
How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?

Lamentations 5:20
Why do You forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so long?

Habakkuk 1:2
How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do not save.
Treasury of Scripture

How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?

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Psalm 6:3 My soul is also sore vexed: but you, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, …

Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke …

Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer …

Psalm 85:5 Will you be angry with us for ever? will you draw out your anger …

Psalm 89:46 How long, LORD? will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath …

Psalm 90:14 O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad …

Psalm 94:3,4 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph…

forget

Psalm 10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.

Lamentations 5:20 Why do you forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

wilt thou hide

Psalm 22:1,2 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from …

Deuteronomy 31:17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will …

Job 13:24 Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and …

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