Psalms 13:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Consider and heare me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleepe of death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Consider {and} answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the {sleep of} death,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Consider `and' answer me, O Jehovah my God: Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the `sleep of' death;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let my voice come before you, and give me an answer, O Lord my God; let your light be shining on me, so that the sleep of death may not overtake me;
- Basic English Bible

Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the [sleep of] death;
- Darby Bible

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
- Webster's Bible

Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
- World English Bible

Look attentively; Answer me, O Jehovah, my God, Enlighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(13:4) Behold Thou, and answer me, O LORD my God; lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 13:3


13:3 Lighten - Revive and comfort, and deliver me from the darkness of death, which is ready to come upon me.


Discussion for Psalms 13:3

  • Josephat Barasa for verse 3
    It reminds us that we are weak and empty of God's protection if we try to do or go according to our own ways and wish.

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