Psalm 13:2 {12:2}
Good News Translation
How long must I endure trouble? How long will sorrow fill my heart day and night? How long will my enemies triumph over me?

New Revised Standard Version
How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Contemporary English Version
How long must I be confused and miserable all day? How long will my enemies keep beating me down?

New American Bible
How long, LORD? Will you utterly forget me? How long will you hide your face from me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all the day?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all the day?


Psalm 77:2-12 In the days of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to him in the night, and I was not deceived. My soul refused to be comforted: . . .

Psalm 94:18,19 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me. . . .

Psalm 142:4-7 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to my soul. . . .

Job 7:12-15 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou hast enclosed me in a prison? . . .

Job 9:19-21,27,28 If strength be demanded, he is most strong: if equity of judgment, no man dare bear witness for me. . . .

Job 10:15 And if I be wicked, woe unto me: and if just, I shall not lift up my head, being filled with affliction and misery.

Job 23:8-10 But if I go to the east, he appeareth not; if to the west, I shall not understand him. . . .

Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my sorrow become perpetual, and my wound desperate so as to refuse to be healed? it is become to me as the falsehood of deceitful waters that cannot be trusted.


Psalm 38:17 For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me.

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death have compassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow:

Nehemiah 2:2 And the king said to me: Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou dost not appear to be sick? this is not without cause, but some evil, I know not what, is in thy heart. And I was seized with an exceeding great fear:

Proverbs 15:13 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down.

Ecclesiastes 5:17 All the days of his life he eateth in darkness, and in many cares, and in misery, and sorrow.

Jeremiah 8:18 My sorrow is above sorrow, my heart mourneth within me.

Jeremiah 45:3 Thou hast said: Woe is me, wretch that I am, for the Lord hath added sorrow to my sorrow: I am wearied with my groans, and I find no rest.

Matthew 26:38 Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch with me.

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

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

Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick, nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him. And not only on him, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.


Psalm 7:2,4,5 Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is no one to redeem me, nor to save. . . .

Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 9:6 The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end: and their cities thou hast destroyed. Their memory hath perished with a noise:

Psalm 10:18 To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.

Psalm 17:9 From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul:

Psalm 74:10,18 How long, O God, shall the enemy reproach: is the adversary to provoke thy name for ever? . . .

1 Samuel 18:29 And Saul began to fear David more: and Saul became David's enemy continually.

1 Samuel 24:19 For who when he hath found his enemy, will let him go well away? But the Lord reward thee for this good turn, for what thou hast done to me this day.

Esther 7:6 And Esther said: It is this Aman that is our adversary and most wicked enemy. Aman hearing this was forthwith astonished, not being able to bear the countenance of the king and of the queen.

Lamentations 1:9 Teth. Her filthiness is on her feet, and she hath not remembered her end; she is wonderfully cast down, not having a comforter: behold, O Lord, my affliction, because the enemy is lifted up.

Micah 7:8-10 Rejoice not, thou my enemy, over me, because I am fallen: I shall arise, when I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light. . . .


Psalm 22:7,8 All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn: they have spoken with the lips, and wagged the head. . . .

Psalm 31:18 Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.

Psalm 42:10 Whilst my bones are broken, my enemies who trouble me have reproached me; Whilst they say to me day by day: Where is thy God?

Psalm 44:14-16 Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and derision to them that are round about us. . . .

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

Psalm 143:3,4 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my life to the earth. He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that have been dead of old: . . .

Lamentations 1:5 He. Her adversaries are become her lords; her enemies are enriched; because the Lord hath spoken against her for the multitude of her iniquities; her children are led into captivity, before the face of the oppressor.

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch forth your hands against me: but this is your hour and the power of darkness.

How Long, O LORD?
1Unto the end, a psalm for David. How long, O Lord, wilt thou forget me unto the end? how long dost thou turn away thy face from me? 2How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all the day?3How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?…
Cross References
Psalm 31:10
For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.

Psalm 38:17
For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me.

Psalm 42:4
These things I remembered, and poured out my soul in me: for I shall go over into the place of the wonderful tabernacle, even to the house of God: With the voice of joy and praise; the noise of one feasting.

Psalm 42:9
I will say to God: Thou art my support. Why hast thou forgotten me? and why go I mourning, whilst my enemy afflicteth me?

Psalm 89:42
Thou hast set up the right hand of them that oppress him: thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

Habakkuk 1:2
How long, O Lord, shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? shall I cry out to thee suffering violence, and thou wilt not save?

Psalm 13:1
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