Psalms 13:1-6 (ANIV)
1 [For the director of music. A psalm of David.]
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me for ever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
4 my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been good to me.
TIME OF DAY:
Unspecified in Bible Text. I have set the scene in the morning.
Defused sunlight from above illuminates this scene. shadows are cast to the right of objects.
The Psalmist, praying.
Two people behind the Psalmist, the “enemies” mentioned in verse 2.
Psalm 13 is an example of a Lament, which is a cry out for help in a situation of distress or frustration. There are more lamentation psalms than any other type.
This scene is set in the Psalmists home (king David, in this case), and since he was a king, I thought I would include quite ornate tiles on the floor, marble pillars at the room entrance, and two palms in pots. The palms took a long time to draw and colour up… due to the very detailed leaves!