New Living Translation
How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:2 How long - Shall I be in such perplexities, not knowing what course to take?
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
I am dying from grief; my years are shortened by sadness. Sin has drained my strength; I am wasting away from within.
I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain.
My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be: I walked among the crowds of worshipers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks amid the sound of a great celebration!
"O God my rock," I cry, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?"
You have strengthened his enemies and made them all rejoice.
How long, O LORD, must I call for help? But you do not listen! "Violence is everywhere!" I cry, but you do not come to save.
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