Psalm 13:3
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New International Version
Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,

New Living Translation
Turn and answer me, O LORD my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.

English Standard Version
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

New American Standard Bible
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,

King James Bible
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Consider me and answer, LORD my God. Restore brightness to my eyes; otherwise, I will sleep in death.

International Standard Version
Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death;

NET Bible
Look at me! Answer me, O LORD my God! Revive me, or else I will die!

New Heart English Bible
Behold, and answer me, LORD, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Look and answer me, Lord Jehovah, my God, and enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep unto death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look at me! Answer me, O LORD my God! Light up my eyes, or else I will die

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold Thou, and answer me, O LORD my God; Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

New American Standard 1977
Consider and answer me, O LORD, my God;
            Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death,

King James 2000 Bible
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

American King James Version
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

American Standard Version
Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God: Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the'sleep of death;

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Darby Bible Translation
Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the [sleep of] death;

English Revised Version
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Webster's Bible Translation
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

World English Bible
Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

Young's Literal Translation
Look attentively; Answer me, O Jehovah, my God, Enlighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death,
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?
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? 3Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death, 4And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:29
Then Jonathan said, "My father has troubled the land. See now, how my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.

Ezra 9:8
"But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.

Job 33:30
To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.

Psalm 5:1
For the choir director; for flute accompaniment. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning.

Psalm 18:28
For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness.

Psalm 27:7
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.

Proverbs 29:13
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.

Jeremiah 51:39
"When they become heated up, I will serve them their banquet And make them drunk, that they may become jubilant And may sleep a perpetual sleep And not wake up," declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Consider

Psalm 9:13 Have mercy on me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them …

Psalm 25:19 Consider my enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalm 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you have considered …

Psalm 119:153 Consider my affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget your law.

Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come on us: consider, and behold our reproach.

lighten

Psalm 18:28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

1 Samuel 14:27,29 But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the …

Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace has been showed from the LORD our …

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine …

less

Jeremiah 51:39,57 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, …

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

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