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

  • Marshal A
    "sleep the sleep of death" is referring to death, as the Bible gives definition to in 1Thessalonians 4.
  • Mild Bill
    "sleep of death" is a person continuing without God in thoughts, knowledge or understanding. Jesus said, "As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John17:2
  • Phethile Nkosi
    Thanks god every time is hear my voice. I lose hope
  • Sadie
    Verse 5 states "my heart SHALL rejoice in thy salvation". David chose to focus on the Father's goodness toward him and to trust Him in the midst of his circumstances.

    Verse 6 He choses to sing in thanksgiving for what the Father has already done for him. Our focus and praise must always remain, regardless of how things may appear.
  • Breeze
    We often grew weary in waiting. We have a lot of sorrow in our heart and we carry the burden. However, David chooses, in spite of his sorrow, to rejoice because the Lord will eventually answer. So should we.
  • BSP
    We are so thankful to God for his mercy in dealing with imperfect humans. We can rejoice in his salvation because he gave us the sacrifice of his dear son so that we can be saved from sin and death.

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