Psalm 13:2
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New International Version
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?

King James Bible
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Darby Bible Translation
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, with sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

World English Bible
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart every day? How long shall my enemy triumph over me?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when do I set counsels in my soul? Sorrow in my heart daily? Till when is mine enemy exalted over me?

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Take counsel in my soul - I am continually framing ways and means of deliverance; but they all come to naught, because thou comest not to my deliverance. When a soul feels the burden and guilt of sin, it tries innumerable schemes of self-recovery; but they are all useless. None but God can speak peace to a guilty conscience.

Mine enemy be exalted - Satan appears to triumph while the soul lies under the curse of a broken law.

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Psalm 77:2-12 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted...

Psalm 94:18,19 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up...

Psalm 142:4-7 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul...

Job 7:12-15 Am I a sea, or a whale, that you set a watch over me...

Job 9:19-21,27,28 If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead...

Job 10:15 If I be wicked, woe to me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion...

Job 23:8-10 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him...

Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you be altogether to me as a liar...

sorrow

Psalm 38:17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Nehemiah 2:2 Why the king said to me, Why is your countenance sad, seeing you are not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart...

Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Ecclesiastes 5:17 All his days also he eats in darkness, and he has much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Jeremiah 45:3 You did say, Woe is me now! for the LORD has added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.

Matthew 26:38 Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry you here, and watch with me.

John 16:6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

Romans 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick near to death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also...

enemy

Psalm 7:2,4,5 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver...

Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies...

Psalm 9:6 O you enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and you have destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

Psalm 10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Psalm 17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

Psalm 74:10,18 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever...

1 Samuel 18:29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David's enemy continually.

1 Samuel 24:19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? why the LORD reward you good for that you have done to me this day.

Esther 7:6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

Lamentations 1:9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembers not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD...

Micah 7:8-10 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me...

exalted

Psalm 22:7,8 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying...

Psalm 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Psalm 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me; while they say daily to me, Where is your God?

Psalm 44:14-16 You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people...

Psalm 123:3,4 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt...

Psalm 143:3,4 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness...

Lamentations 1:5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions...

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

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Thirsting for God
'My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God.'--PSALM xiii. 2. This whole psalm reads like the sob of a wounded heart. The writer of it is shut out from the Temple of his God, from the holy soil of his native land. One can see him sitting solitary yonder in the lonely wilderness (for the geographical details that occur in one part of the psalm point to his situation as being on the other side of the Jordan, in the mountains of Moab)--can see him sitting there with long wistful gaze yearning across
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
St. Hilary of Poitiers is one of the greatest, yet least studied, of the Fathers of the Western Church. He has suffered thus, partly from a certain obscurity in his style of writing, partly from the difficulty of the thoughts which he attempted to convey. But there are other reasons for the comparative neglect into which he has fallen. He learnt his theology, as we shall see, from Eastern authorities, and was not content to carry on and develop the traditional teaching of the West; and the disciple
St. Hilary of Poitiers—The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers

Cross References
Psalm 31:10
My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.

Psalm 38:17
For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.

Psalm 42:4
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

Psalm 42:9
I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?"

Psalm 89:42
You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.

Habakkuk 1:2
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, "Violence!" but you do not save?

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