43 1 He prayeth to be delivered from them that conspire against him, that he might joyfully praise God in his holy congregation.

Judge [a]me, O God, and defend my cause against the unmerciful [b]people: deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.

For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou put me away? why go I so mourning, when the enemy oppressed me?

Send thy [c]light and thy truth: let them lead me: let them bring me unto thine holy Mountain, and to thy Tabernacles.

Then [d]will I go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness: and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God my God.

Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me: [e]wait on God: for I will yet give him thanks, he is my present help and my God.


  1. Psalm 43:1 He desireth God to undertake his cause against the enemies but chiefly that he would restore him to the Tabernacle.
  2. Psalm 43:1 That is, the cruel company of mine enemies.
  3. Psalm 43:3 To wit, thy favor, which appeareth by the performance of thy promises.
  4. Psalm 43:4 He promiseth to offer a solemn sacrifice of thanksgiving in token of his great deliverance.
  5. Psalm 43:5 Whereby he admonisheth the faithful not to relent, but constantly to wait on the Lord, though their troubles be long and great.