Psalm 13:4
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New International Version
and my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

New Living Translation
Don't let my enemies gloat, saying, "We have defeated him!" Don't let them rejoice at my downfall.

English Standard Version
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

New American Standard Bible
And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

King James Bible
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My enemy will say, "I have triumphed over him," and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

International Standard Version
Otherwise, my enemy will say, "I have overcome him;" Otherwise, my persecutor will rejoice when I am shaken.

NET Bible
Then my enemy will say, "I have defeated him!" Then my foes will rejoice because I am upended.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let not my enemies say, “I have beaten him”, neither let them rejoice against me in my afflictions when I am shaken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and my enemy will say, "I have overpowered him." My opponents will rejoice because I have been shaken.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest mine enemy say: 'I have prevailed against him'; Lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.

New American Standard 1977
Lest my enemy say, “I have overcome him,”
            Lest my adversaries rejoice when I am shaken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

King James 2000 Bible
Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

American King James Version
Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

American Standard Version
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; Lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God. Enlighten my eyes that I never sleep in death:

Darby Bible Translation
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him! [lest] mine adversaries be joyful when I am moved.

English Revised Version
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

World English Bible
Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him;" Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest mine enemy say, 'I overcame him,' Mine adversaries joy when I am moved.
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?
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. 5But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.…
Cross References
Psalm 12:4
Who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?"

Psalm 25:2
O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.

Psalm 35:19
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.

Psalm 38:16
For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."
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