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Psalms 13:4

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Least mine enimie say, I haue preuailed against him: and those that trouble mee, reioyce, when I am moued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him, {And} my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; `Lest' mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who is against me may not say, I have overcome him; and those who are troubling me may not be glad when I am moved.
- Basic English Bible

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him! [lest] mine adversaries be joyful when I am moved.
- Darby Bible

Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
- Webster's Bible

Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him;" Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.
- World English Bible

Lest mine enemy say, `I overcame him,' Mine adversaries joy when I am moved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(13:5) Lest mine enemy say: 'I have prevailed against him'; lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 13

  • Lola
    We all have doubts in our lives,sometimes everyday,and we ask or cry out to God, why or where are You? When we are going through the tragedy of a love one this often happens. But in the midst of it all Our God Has not forgotten us. We are feeling lonely but He is there through it all. The feeling of doubt takes a hold of us for the better and thinking God is far or hiding from us. But surely He is the only one who can take us through all lost,grief,loneliness,temptation, whatever the test, struggles, situation,circumstances, sickeness, only God can . So we cry out because of our doubts but we in the end we believe in God and give Him praises and thanksgiving. All glory be to God for His everlasting Love, grace,mercies,goodness, kindness. Whatever the test, situation, circumstances, sickness, God never fails through distance He may seem,He is right there fixing it for us. Praise God. Lord Jesus we often doubt You when we become lonely , sick and otherwise Lord, but please Dear Lord help us never, not to believe in Your words and promises knowing that You will never leave or fosake us,and that You will deal with us bountifully. O Praise God. We have doubts God but our belief lies in You.God You know us and the truth about us. Amen
  • Blessed
    this psalm say so much to those of us who ever felt like we were being ignored thank you DADDY GOD
  • Jena
    Powerful word of God, I my self struggle with this word how long, we all do ,but the great assurance is that the Lord will come through he is the same yesterday , today ,and for ever,he change not he promise never to leave me ,never to leave me alone ,what are you going through today ,what is your test ,it only for a moment this too will pass,God promise to his children that he will never give you more than you can bear and after you go through that storm you will be stronger.seak he first the kindom of GOD AND ALL THINGS WILL BE ADDED AFTER.LOVE GOD FIRST EVERTHING else is secondary.
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 5
    God's mercy is abundant for us even in our weakness, sins and because of that we our cleansed by his blood, making us worthy of the salvation he gave us by dieing on the cross.Our whole being rejoices at the thought that we are not lost but rather saved.
  • Ruth
    Whenever I "take counsel in my soul " my mind, will emotions it brings nothing but trouble. But when I remember to look to God for counsel, Who gladly gives us wisdom, James then the answer to "how long? " is however long I choose to wallow in "self ". I chose to wallow in depression for way too many years before I got my eyes off myself, and fixed them on Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith. David always comes back around to praising the God of our salvation!
  • Lucinda
    In this psalm, David began to express the loneliness and desertion that he felt due to the trials and suffering from his enemies and everyday life. Feeling overwhelmed and depressed, he began to call out to god to help him because he knew that he couldn 't make it by himself. David began seeking to hear a word from God to bring him out of his troubles mentally, physically, and spiritually. Remembering what God had done for him in his past, he begin to rejoice knowing that the same god that brought him out of his past ups and downs, that god will bring him out of this situation.

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