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:-. 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.
1. Judge—or, "vindicate" (Psalms 10:18).
plead, &c.— (Psalms 10:18- :).
ungodly—neither in character or condition objects of God's favor (compare Psalms 10:18- :).
2. God of my strength—by covenant relation my stronghold ( :-).
cast me off—in scorn.
because—or, "in," that is, in such circumstances of oppression.
3. light—as in :-.
truth—or, "faithfulness" (Psalms 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.
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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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 43". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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