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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 43

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole BibleCommentary Critical



:-. 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.

Verse 1

1. Judge—or, "vindicate" (Psalms 10:18).

plead, &c.— (Psalms 10:18- :).

ungodly—neither in character or condition objects of God's favor (compare Psalms 10:18- :).

Verse 2

2. God of my strength—by covenant relation my stronghold ( :-).

cast me off—in scorn.

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

Verse 3

3. light—as in :-.

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.

Verse 4

4. the altar—as the chief place of worship. The mention of the harp suggests the prominence of praise in his offering.

Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 43". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jfb/psalms-43.html. 1871-8.
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