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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 43

Psalms 43:1

psa 43:1

Excepting the recurrence of the refrain, there is no good reason to suppose this a part of the preceding, though the scope is the same. It has always been placed separate. (Psa 43:1-5)

Judge--or, "vindicate" (Psa 10:18).

plead, &c.-- (Psa 35:1).

ungodly--neither in character or condition objects of God's favor (compare Psa 4:3).

Psalms 43:2

psa 43:2

God of my strength--by covenant relation my stronghold (Psa 18:1).

cast me off--in scorn.

because--or, "in," that is, in such circumstances of oppression.

Psalms 43:3

psa 43:3

light--as in Psa 27:1.

truth--or, "faithfulness" (Psa 25:5), manifest it by fulfilling promises. Light and truth are personified as messengers who will bring him to the privileged place of worship.

tabernacles--plural, in allusion to the various courts.

Psalms 43:4

psa 43:4

the altar--as the chief place of worship. The mention of the harp suggests the prominence of praise in his offering.

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