43:1 Judge a me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly b nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
(a) He desires God to undertake his cause against
the enemies but chiefly that he would restore him to the tabernacle.
(b) That is, the cruel company of my enemies.
43:3 O send out thy c
light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and
to thy tabernacles.
(c) That is, your favour which appears by the
performance of your promises.
43:4 Then d
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.
(d) He promises to offer a solemn sacrifice of
thanksgiving in token of his great deliverance.
43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art
thou disquieted within me? e hope in
God: for I shall yet praise him, [who is] the health of my countenance, and my
(e) By which he admonishes the faithful not to
relent but constantly to wait on the Lord, though their troubles are long and