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Psalm 43

Psalm 43

aJudge me, O God, and bplead my cause against an ||ungodly nation:

O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For thou art cthe God of my strength: why dost thou dcast me off?

eWhy go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me;

Let them bring me unto fthy holy hill, and to ffthy tabernacles.

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.

gWhy 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.

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Psalm 43 — The New International Version (NIV)

Vindicate me, my God,

and plead my cause

against an unfaithful nation.

Rescue me from those who are

deceitful and wicked.

You are God my stronghold.

Why have you rejected me?

Why must I go about mourning,

oppressed by the enemy?

Send me your light and your faithful care,

let them lead me;

let them bring me to your holy mountain,

to the place where you dwell.

Then I will go to the altar of God,

to God, my joy and my delight.

I will praise you with the lyre,

O God, my God.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.

Psalm 43 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause

against an ungodly people,

from the deceitful and unjust man

deliver me!

For you are the God in whom I take refuge;

why have you rejected me?

Why do I go about mourning

because of the oppression of the enemy?

Send out your light and your truth;

let them lead me;

let them bring me to your holy hill

and to your dwelling!

Then I will go to the altar of God,

to God my exceeding joy,

and I will praise you with the lyre,

O God, my God.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you in turmoil within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my salvation and my God.

Psalm 43 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Declare me innocent, O God!

Defend me against these ungodly people.

Rescue me from these unjust liars.

For you are God, my only safe haven.

Why have you tossed me aside?

Why must I wander around in grief,

oppressed by my enemies?

Send out your light and your truth;

let them guide me.

Let them lead me to your holy mountain,

to the place where you live.

There I will go to the altar of God,

to God—the source of all my joy.

I will praise you with my harp,

O God, my God!

Why am I discouraged?

Why is my heart so sad?

I will put my hope in God!

I will praise him again—

my Savior and my God!

Psalm 43 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Vindicate me, O God,

And plead my cause against an ungodly nation;

Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

For You are the God of my strength;

Why do You cast me off?

Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!

Let them lead me;

Let them bring me to Your holy hill

And to Your tabernacle.

Then I will go to the altar of God,

To God my exceeding joy;

And on the harp I will praise You,

O God, my God.

Why are you cast down, O my soul?

And why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God;

For I shall yet praise Him,

The help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 43 — New Century Version (NCV)

God, defend me.

Argue my case against those who don’t follow you.

Save me from liars and those who do evil.

God, you are my strength.

Why have you rejected me?

Why am I sad

and troubled by my enemies?

Send me your light and truth

to guide me.

Let them lead me to your holy mountain,

to where you live.

Then I will go to the altar of God,

to God who is my joy and happiness.

I will praise you with a harp,

God, my God.

Why am I so sad?

Why am I so upset?

I should put my hope in God

and keep praising him,

my Savior and my God.

Psalm 43 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation:

Oh deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For thou art the God of my strength; why hast thou cast me off?

Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me:

Let them bring me unto thy holy hill,

And to thy tabernacles.

Then will I go unto the altar of God,

Unto God my exceeding joy;

And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

And why art thou disquieted within me?

Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him,

Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the deceitful and unrighteous man. For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou cast me off? why go I about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Send out thy light and thy truth: they shall lead me, they shall bring me to thy holy mount, and unto thy habitations. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto the •God of the gladness of my joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God. Why art thou cast down, 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.

Psalm 43 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Judge me, O God,

and plead my case against an ungodly nation.

Rescue me from deceitful and unjust people.

You are my fortress, O God!

Why have you rejected me?

Why must I walk around in mourning

while the enemy oppresses me?

Send your light and your truth.

Let them guide me.

Let them bring me to your holy mountain

and to your dwelling place.

Then let me go to the altar of God, to God my highest joy,

and I will give thanks to you on the lyre, O God, my God.

Why are you discouraged, my soul?

Why are you so restless?

Put your hope in God,

because I will still praise him.

He is my savior and my God.

Psalm 43 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause

against an ungodly nation;

rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For You are the God of my refuge.

Why have You rejected me?

Why must I go about in sorrow

because of the enemy’s oppression?

Send Your light and Your truth; let them lead me.

Let them bring me to Your holy mountain,

to Your dwelling place.

Then I will come to the altar of God,

to God, my greatest joy.

I will praise You with the lyre,

God, my God.

Why am I so depressed?

Why this turmoil within me?

Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him,

my Savior and my God.

Psalm 43 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause

against an ungodly people;

from those who are deceitful and unjust

deliver me!

For you are the God in whom I take refuge;

why have you cast me off?

Why must I walk about mournfully

because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out your light and your truth;

let them lead me;

let them bring me to your holy hill

and to your dwelling.

Then I will go to the altar of God,

to God my exceeding joy;

and I will praise you with the harp,

O God, my God.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my help and my God.

Psalm 43 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Judge me, O God, and plead my case

against an unfaithful nation.

From a man of deceit and wickedness rescue me,

because you are the God of my refuge.

Why have you rejected me?

Why must I go about mourning

because of the oppression of the enemy?

Send your light and your truth;

they shall lead me.

They shall bring me to your holy mountain

and to your dwelling places.

Then I will go to the altar of God,

to God, my surpassing joy,

and I will praise you with lyre,

O God, my God.

Why are you in despair, O my soul?

And why are you disturbed within me?

Hope in God, because I will again praise him,

my salvation and my God.

Psalm 43 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

God, when you hand down your decision, let it be in my favor.

Stand up for me against an ungodly nation.

Save me from those lying and sinful people.

You are God, my place of safety.

Why have you turned your back on me?

Why must I go around in sorrow?

Why am I beaten down by my enemies?

Send out your light and your truth.

Let them guide me.

Let them bring me back to your holy mountain,

to the place where you live.

Then I will go to the altar of God.

I will go to God. He is my joy and my delight.

God, you are my God.

I will praise you by playing the harp.

My spirit, why are you so sad?

Why are you so upset deep down inside me?

Put your hope in God.

Once again I will have reason to praise him.

He is my Savior and my God.

Psalm 43 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;

O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me?

Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me;

Let them bring me to Your holy hill

And to Your dwelling places.

Then I will go to the altar of God,

To God my exceeding joy;

And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.

Why are you in despair, O my soul?

And why are you disturbed within me?

Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him,

The help of my countenance and my God.