The Message

Psalm 13

A David Psalm

11-2 Long enough, God
    you’ve ignored me long enough.
I’ve looked at the back of your head
    long enough. Long enough
I’ve carried this ton of trouble,
    lived with a stomach full of pain.
Long enough my arrogant enemies
    have looked down their noses at me.

3-4 Take a good look at me, God, my God;
    I want to look life in the eye,
So no enemy can get the best of me
    or laugh when I fall on my face.

5-6 I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms—
    I’m celebrating your rescue.
I’m singing at the top of my lungs,
    I’m so full of answered prayers.

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.