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Bible Commentaries

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Psalms 43

Overview

Psalms 43:1, David, praying to be restored to the temple, promises to serve God joyfully; Psalms 43:5, He encourages his soul to trust in God.

Verse 1

am 2983, bc 1021 - Title This Psalm is evidently a continuation of the preceding, and had the same author; and they are written as one in forty-six manuscripts The sameness of subject, similarity of composition, and return of the same burden in both, are sufficient evidence of this opinion.

Judge: Psalms 7:8, Psalms 26:1, Psalms 35:24, Psalms 75:7, 1 Corinthians 4:4, 1 Peter 2:23

plead: Psalms 35:1, 1 Samuel 24:15, Proverbs 22:23, Proverbs 23:11, Micah 7:9

ungodly: or, unmerciful

the deceitful: Heb. a man of deceit and iniquity, Psalms 71:4, 2 Samuel 15:31, 2 Samuel 16:20-23, 2 Samuel 17:1-4

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:5 - the Lord Genesis 30:6 - God Genesis 32:11 - Deliver 1 Samuel 24:12 - Lord judge 2 Samuel 15:12 - the people 2 Samuel 15:30 - and wept as he went up 2 Samuel 18:8 - General 2 Chronicles 20:12 - wilt Job 23:4 - order Psalms 5:6 - the bloody Psalms 17:1 - Hear Psalms 22:1 - my God Psalms 31:1 - deliver Psalms 44:24 - Wherefore Psalms 54:1 - judge Psalms 71:2 - in thy Psalms 119:43 - for I have Psalms 119:154 - Plead Psalms 140:1 - Deliver Jeremiah 11:20 - revealed Jeremiah 50:34 - plead Lamentations 3:59 - judge

Verse 2

the God: Psalms 28:7, Psalms 140:7, Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 40:31, Isaiah 45:24, Zechariah 10:12, Ephesians 6:10, Philippians 4:13

why dost: Psalms 71:9, Psalms 77:7, Psalms 94:14, 1 Chronicles 28:9

why go: Psalms 42:9

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:12 - the people 2 Samuel 15:30 - and wept as he went up 1 Chronicles 16:27 - strength Job 29:5 - the Almighty Job 30:28 - General Job 35:9 - they make Psalms 27:1 - strength Psalms 38:6 - mourning Psalms 44:9 - General Psalms 51:11 - Cast Psalms 54:1 - judge Psalms 55:2 - I mourn Psalms 88:14 - Lord Psalms 94:3 - Lord Psalms 94:19 - General Song of Solomon 3:2 - I sought Daniel 10:2 - I Daniel

Verse 3

send: Psalms 40:11, Psalms 57:3, Psalms 97:11, Psalms 119:105, 2 Samuel 15:20, Micah 7:8, Micah 7:20, John 1:4, John 1:17

lead: Psalms 25:4, Psalms 25:5, Psalms 143:10, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6

thy holy: Psalms 2:6, Psalms 3:4, Psalms 68:15, Psalms 68:16, Psalms 78:68, Psalms 132:13, Psalms 132:14

tabernacles: 1 Chronicles 16:1, 1 Chronicles 16:39, 1 Chronicles 21:29

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:25 - he will bring Psalms 15:1 - holy Psalms 27:6 - therefore Psalms 31:3 - lead Psalms 61:7 - prepare Psalms 84:7 - in Zion Psalms 84:10 - For Proverbs 6:22 - General Zephaniah 3:18 - sorrowful John 20:13 - why

Verse 4

Then: Psalms 66:13-15, Psalms 116:12-19

my exceeding joy: Heb. the gladness of my joy, Psalms 71:23, Isaiah 61:10, Habakkuk 3:17, Habakkuk 3:18, Romans 5:11

upon: Psalms 57:8, Psalms 71:22, Psalms 81:2, 2 Samuel 6:5, Revelation 5:8

O God: Psalms 42:6

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:8 - am not 2 Samuel 15:25 - he will bring Job 27:10 - delight Psalms 4:7 - put Psalms 7:1 - O Psalms 9:2 - I will be Psalms 13:5 - my heart Psalms 15:1 - holy Psalms 25:5 - Lead Psalms 26:6 - so will Psalms 27:6 - therefore Psalms 37:4 - Delight Psalms 63:5 - with joyful Psalms 68:3 - exceedingly rejoice Psalms 73:25 - Whom Psalms 84:10 - For Psalms 89:26 - God Psalms 91:2 - my God Song of Solomon 7:12 - there will I give thee Joel 1:16 - joy John 17:13 - that John 20:17 - your God Ephesians 3:19 - that ye Revelation 14:2 - harpers

Verse 5

cast down: Psalms 42:5, Psalms 42:11

health: Yeshuoth, "salvations" or deliverances. See note on Psalms 44:4.

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:6 - O my soul 2 Samuel 15:30 - and wept as he went up Job 11:18 - because Psalms 13:5 - my heart Psalms 31:14 - Thou Psalms 61:2 - my heart Psalms 62:5 - soul Psalms 67:2 - saving Psalms 71:14 - But Psalms 131:2 - quieted Lamentations 3:20 - humbled Lamentations 3:24 - therefore Jonah 2:7 - I remembered John 14:1 - not 1 Corinthians 13:13 - hope 1 Thessalonians 5:8 - the hope Hebrews 6:19 - both

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 43". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-43.html.