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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Psalms 43



Verse 1

Psalm 43:1-5. 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.

Judge — or, “vindicate” (Psalm 10:18).

plead, etc. — (Psalm 35:1).

ungodly — neither in character or condition objects of God‘s favor (compare Psalm 4:3).

Verse 2

God of my strength — by covenant relation my stronghold (Psalm 18:1).

cast me off — in scorn.

because — or, “in,” that is, in such circumstances of oppression.

Verse 3

light — as in Psalm 27:1.

truth — or, “faithfulness” (Psalm 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.

Verse 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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Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 43:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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Monday, June 1st, 2020
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