43 God, defend me. ·Argue my case [L Vindicate me, O God, and contend for/defend me] against ·those who don’t follow you [L a godless nation]. ·Save [Rescue; T Deliver] me from ·liars [deceivers] and those who ·do evil [are unjust]. 2 God, you are my ·strength [L refuge]. Why have you rejected me? Why am I ·sad [L going around in mourning] and ·troubled [oppressed] by my enemies? 3 Send me your light and ·truth [faithfulness] to ·guide [lead] me. Let them ·lead [bring] me to your holy mountain [C Zion, the location of the Temple], to ·where you live [your dwelling]. 4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness. I will praise you with a ·harp [lyre], God, my God.
5 Why ·am I so sad [L are you downcast, my soul]? Why ·am I so upset [are you groaning/in an uproar]? I ·should [or will] ·put my hope in [wait for] God and ·keep praising [or will again praise] him, my ·Savior [Victor] and my God.
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