King James Version

Psalm 13

1How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

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

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

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

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

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

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 13

Psalm 13

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Lord, how long must I wait? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you turn your face away from me?
How long must I struggle with my thoughts?
    How long must my heart be sad day after day?
    How long will my enemies keep winning the battle over me?

Lord my God, look at me and answer me.
    Give me new life, or I will die.
Then my enemies will say, “We have beaten him.”
    They will be filled with joy when I die.

But I trust in your faithful love.
    My heart is filled with joy because you will save me.
I will sing praise to the Lord.
    He has been so good to me.