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. 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.
(b) That is, the cruel company of my enemies.
(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 God.
(e) By which he admonishes the faithful not to relent but constantly to wait on the Lord, though their troubles are long and great.