Trust in the Salvation of Yahweh
For the music director. A psalm of David.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1How long, O Yahweh? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2How long must I take counsel#Hebrew pl.; with a slight modification of the Hebrew this reads “set pains” in my soul,
and sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
3Consider#Literally “Look” and answer me, O Yahweh my God.
Give light to my eyes
lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4and lest my enemy should say, “I have overcome him,”
lest my enemies rejoice because I am shaken.
5But as for me, I have trusted in your steadfast love.#Or, “loyal love”
My heart will rejoice in your deliverance.
6#In the Hebrew Bible, the previous verse continues I will sing to Yahweh
because he has dealt bountifully with me.