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Compare Translations for Psalm 43:4

Psalm 43:4 ASV
Then will I go unto the altar of God, Unto God my exceeding joy; And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 BBE
Then I will go up to the altar of God, to the God of my joy; I will be glad and give praise to you on an instrument of music, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 CEB
Let me come to God's altar— let me come to God, my joy, my delight— then I will give you thanks with the lyre, God, my God!
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Psalm 43:4 CJB
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and delight; I will praise you on the lyre, God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 RHE
(42-4) And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.
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Psalm 43:4 ESV
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 GW
Then let me go to the altar of God, to God my [highest] joy, and I will give thanks to you on the lyre, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 GNT
Then I will go to your altar, O God; you are the source of my happiness. I will play my harp and sing praise to you, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 HNV
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 CSB
Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the lyre, God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 KJV
Then 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.
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Psalm 43:4 LEB
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, {my surpassing joy}, and I will praise you with lyre, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 NAS
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 NCV
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness. I will praise you with a harp, God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 NIRV
Then I will go to the altar of God. I will go to God. He is my joy and my delight. God, you are my God. I will praise you by playing the harp.
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Psalm 43:4 NIV
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 NKJV
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 NLT
There I will go to the altar of God, to God -- the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!
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Psalm 43:4 NRS
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 RSV
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise thee with the lyre, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 DBY
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto the God of the gladness of my joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 MSG
To enter the place of worship, meet my exuberant God, Sing my thanks with a harp, magnificent God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 WBT
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy: yes, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
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Psalm 43:4 TMB
Then 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.
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Psalm 43:4 TNIV
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 WEB
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.
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Psalm 43:4 WYC
And I shall enter to the altar of God; to God, that gladdeth my youth. God, my God, I shall acknowledge to thee in an harp; (And I shall go to the altar of God; to God, who made the time of my youth happy/to the God of my joy. God, my God, I shall praise thee on the harp.)
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Psalm 43:4 YLT
And I go in unto the altar of God, Unto God, the joy of my rejoicing. And I thank Thee with a harp, O God, my God.
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Psalms 43 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 43

David endeavours to still his spirit, with hope and confidence in God.

- As to the quarrel God had with David for sin, he prays, Enter not into judgment with me, if Thou doest so I shall be condemned; but as to the quarrel his enemies had with him, he prays, Lord, judge me, and in thy providence appear on my behalf. If we cannot comfort ourselves in God, we may stay ourselves upon him, and may have spiritual supports, when we want spiritual delights. He never cast off any that trusted in him, whatever fears they may have had of their own state. We need desire no more to make us happy, than the good that flow from God's favour, and is included in his promise. Those whom God leads, he leads to his holy hill; those, therefore, who pretend to be led by the Spirit, and yet turn their backs upon ordinance, deceive themselves. We are still to pray for the Spirit of light and truth, who supplies the want of Christ's bodily presence, to guide us in the way to heaven. Whatever we rejoice or triumph in, the Lord must be the joy of it. David applies to God as his never-failing hope. Let us pray earnestly, that the Lord would send forth the truth of his word, and the light of his Spirit, to guide us into the way of holiness, peace, and salvation. The desire of the Christian, like that of the prophet in distress, is to be saved from sin as well as sorrow; to be taught in the way of righteousness by the light of heavenly wisdom, shining in Jesus Christ, and to be led by this light and truth to the New Jerusalem.

Psalms 43 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 43

Psalms 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.

1. Judge--or, "vindicate" ( Psalms 10:18 ).
plead, &c.--( Psalms 35:1 ).
ungodly--neither in character or condition objects of God's favor (compare Psalms 4:3 ).

2. God of my strength--by covenant relation my stronghold ( Psalms 18:1 ).
cast me off--in scorn.
because--or, "in," that is, in such circumstances of oppression.

3. light--as in Psalms 27:1 .
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.