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Psalm 43 New Century Version (NCV)

A Prayer for Protection

43 God, defend me.
    Argue my case against those who don’t follow you.
    Save me from liars and those who do evil.
God, you are my strength.
    Why have you rejected me?
Why am I sad
    and troubled by my enemies?
Send me your light and truth
    to guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain,
    to where you live.
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.

Why am I so sad?
    Why am I so upset?
I should put my hope in God
    and keep praising him,
    my Savior and my God.

New Century Version (NCV)

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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.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 43:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
New International Version (NIV)

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