The Psalms

Psalm 43

David, praying to be restored to the temple, promises to serve God joyfully, 1-4. He encourages his soul to trust in God, 5.

1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

2 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?

3 O send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill and to your tabernacles.

4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. Upon the harp I will even praise you, O God my God.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God. For I shall yet praise him who is the health of my countenance and my God.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 43