Psalm 13:5
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New International Version
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

New Living Translation
But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

English Standard Version
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

New American Standard Bible
But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

King James Bible
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I have trusted in Your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance.

International Standard Version
As for me, I have trusted in your gracious love, my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.

NET Bible
But I trust in your faithfulness. May I rejoice because of your deliverance!

New Heart English Bible
But I trust in your loving kindness. My heart rejoices in your salvation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have trusted upon your kindness; my heart will exult in your salvation

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I trust your mercy. My heart finds joy in your salvation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, in Thy mercy do I trust; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.

New American Standard 1977
But I have trusted in Thy lovingkindness;
            My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

King James 2000 Bible
But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

American King James Version
But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

American Standard Version
But I have trusted in thy lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
lest at any time my enemy say: I have prevailed against him. They that trouble me will rejoice when I am moved:

Darby Bible Translation
As for me, I have confided in thy loving-kindness; my heart shall be joyful in thy salvation.

English Revised Version
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation:

Webster's Bible Translation
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

World English Bible
But I trust in your loving kindness. My heart rejoices in your salvation.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, in Thy kindness I have trusted, Rejoice doth my heart in Thy salvation.
Study Bible
How Long, O Lord?
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. 6I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:1
Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 9:14
That I may tell of all Your praises, That in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.

Psalm 26:1
A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

Psalm 33:21
For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name.

Psalm 35:9
And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; It shall exult in His salvation.

Psalm 51:12
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

Psalm 52:8
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
Treasury of Scripture

But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

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Psalm 32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the LORD, …

Psalm 33:18,21,22 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that …

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children …

Psalm 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in …

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for …

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our …

my heart

Psalm 9:14 That I may show forth all your praise in the gates of the daughter …

Psalm 43:4,5 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, …

Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.

Psalm 119:81 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word.

1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn …

Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Luke 1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the …

(5) But I.--Emphatic, but as for me. The most complete peace has taken the place of the despair with which the psalm opens. The rhythm of the Hebrew seems to express the restfulness of the thought. "It hath a dying fall." The LXX. and Vulg. (comp. the Prayer Book version) have an additional clause not found in any MS., "Yea, I will praise the name of the Lord most high."

Verse 5. - But I have trusted (or, I trust) in thy mercy. I know, i.e., that thou wilt not suffer me to be overcome by my enemy. Thou wilt save me; and therefore my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation, whereof I entertain no doubt. But I have trusted in thy mercy,.... The faith, hope, and comfort of the psalmist grew and increased by prayer; from complaining he goes to praying, from praying to believing; he trusted not in himself, not in his own heart, nor in his own righteousness and merits, but in the mercy of God; and not in the bare absolute mercy of God, but in the grace and goodness of God, as the word (x) here used signifies, as it is displayed in the plenteous redemption which is by Christ; which is a sufficient ground of faith and hope; see Psalm 130:7;

my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation; which God is the contriver, author, and giver of, and in which the glory of his perfections is so greatly displayed: and a true believer rejoices more on account that God is glorified by it than because of his own interest in it; and this joy is an inward one, it is joy in the heart, and is real and unfeigned, and is what continues, and will be felt and expressed both here and hereafter.

(x) "in bonitate tua", Vatablus; "in benignitate tua", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "in benignissima voluntate tua", Gejerus. 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

What a change is here! Lo, the rain is over and gone, and the time of the singing of birds is come. The mercy-seat has so refreshed the poor weeper, that he clears his throat for a song. If we have mourned with him, let us now dance with him. David's heart was more often out of tune than his harp. He begins many of his Psalms sighing, and ends them singing; and others he begins in joy and ends in sorrow; "so that one would think," says Peter Moulin, "that those Psalms had been composed by two men of a contrary humour." It is worthy to be observed that the joy is all the greater because of the previous sorrow, as calm is all the more delightful in recollection of the preceding tempest.

"Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy."

Here is his avowal of his confidence: "But I have trusted in thy mercy." For many a year it had been his wont to make the Lord his castle and tower of defence, and he smiles from behind the same bulwark still. He is sure of his faith, and his faith makes him sure; had he doubted the reality of his trust in God, he would have blocked up one of the windows through which the sun of heaven delights to shine. Faith is now in exercise, and consequently is readily discovered; there is never a doubt in our heart about the existence of faith while it is in action; when the hare or partridge is quiet we see it not, but let the same be in motion and we soon perceive it. All the powers of his enemies had not driven the Psalmist from his stronghold. As the shipwrecked mariner clings to the mast, so did David cling to his faith; he neither could nor would give up his confidence in the Lord his God. O that we may profit by his example, and hold by our faith as by our very life!

Now hearken to the music which faith makes in the soul. The bells of the mind are all ringing, "My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation." There is joy and feasting within doors, for a glorious guest has come, and the fatted calf is killed. Sweet is the music which sounds from the strings of the heart. But this is not all; the voice joins itself in the blessed work, and the tongue keeps tune with the soul, while the writer declares, "I will sing unto the Lord."

"I will praise thee every day.

Now thine anger's turned away;

Comfortable thoughts arise

From the bleeding sacrifice.'

The Psalm closes with a sentence which is a refutation of the charge of forgetfulness which David had uttered in the first verse, "He hath dealt bountifully with me." So shall it be with us if we wait awhile. The complaint which in our haste we utter shall be joyfully retracted, and we shall witness that the Lord hath dealt bountifully with us. 5, 6. Trust is followed by rejoicing in the deliverance which God effects, and, instead of his enemy, he can lift the song of triumph. 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.
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