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Psalms 43



1David, praying to be restored to the temple, promises to serve God joyfully.
5He encourages his soul to trust in God.

Verse 1
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
A. M. 2983. B.C. 1021. (Title.) This Psalm is evidently a continuation of the preceding, and had the same author; and they are written as one in forty-six MSS. The sameness of subject, similarity of composition, and return of the same burden in both, are sufficient evidence of this opinion
7:8; 26:1; 35:24; 75:7; 1 Corinthians 4:4; 1 Peter 2:23
35:1; 1 Samuel 24:15; Proverbs 22:23; 23:11; Micah 7:9
or, unmerciful. the deceitful. Heb. a man of deceit and iniquity.
71:4; 2 Samuel 15:31; 16:20-23; 17:1-4

Verse 2
For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
the God
28:7; 140:7; Exodus 15:2; Isaiah 40:31; 45:24; Zechariah 10:12; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 4:13
why dost
71:9; 77:7; 94:14; 1 Chronicles 28:9
why go

Verse 3
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
40:11; 57:3; 97:11; 119:105; 2 Samuel 15:20; Micah 7:8,20; John 1:4,17
25:4,5; 143:10; Proverbs 3:5,6
thy holy
2:6; 3:4; 68:15,16; 78:68; 132:13,14
1 Chronicles 16:1,39; 21:29

Verse 4
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
66:13-15; 116:12-19
my exceeding joy
Heb. the gladness of my joy.
71:23; Isaiah 61:10; Habakkuk 3:17,18; Romans 5:11
57:8; 71:22; 81:2; 2 Samuel 6:5; Revelation 5:8
O God

Verse 5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Yeshüôth, "salvations." or deliverances see Ps 44:4.


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 43:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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