Psalm 42:9

9 I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”

Read Psalm 42:9 Using Other Translations

I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
I say to God, my rock: "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
“O God my rock,” I cry, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?”

What does Psalm 42:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 42:9

I will say unto God my rock
A name frequently given to the eternal God, Father, Son, and Spirit, ( Deuteronomy 32:4 Deuteronomy 32:31 ) ( 1 Corinthians 10:4 ) ( 2 Samuel 23:2 2 Samuel 23:3 ) ; (See Gill on Psalms 18:2);

why hast thou forgotten me? (See Gill on Psalms 13:1);

why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
meaning perhaps Saul; though it may be applied to any spiritual enemy, sin, Satan, and the world; who are very oppressive and afflicting, and occasion continual mourning to the children of God.

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