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Psalm 43 Modern English Version (MEV)

Psalm 43

Vindicate me, O God,
    and plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
    deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
For You are the God of my refuge;
    why have You rejected me?
Why do I walk about mourning
    because of the oppression of the enemy?
Send out Your light and Your truth.
    Let them lead me;
let them bring me to Your holy hill,
    and to Your dwelling place.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
    to the God of my joyful gladness;
with the harp I will give thanks to You,
    O God, my God.

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
    And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
    for I will yet give Him thanks,
    the salvation of my countenance and my God.

Modern English Version (MEV)

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Psalm 43 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 43[a]

Vindicate me, my God,
    and plead my cause
    against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are
    deceitful and wicked.
You are God my stronghold.
    Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?
Send me your light and your faithful care,
    let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
    to the place where you dwell.
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.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.


  1. Psalm 43:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
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