New American Standard Bible
I will say to God my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
King James Bible
I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Darby Bible Translation
I will say unto �God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
World English Bible
I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
Young's Literal Translation
I say to God my rock, 'Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning in the oppression of an enemy?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will say unto God my rock - I will appeal to God as my defense, my helper, my Saviour. On the word rock, as applied to God, see the notes at Psalm 18:2.
Why hast thou forgotten me? - See the notes at Psalm 22:1. He had seemed to forget and forsake him, for He did not come to interpose and save him. This is a part of the prayer which he says Psalm 42:8 that he would use.
Because of the oppression of the enemy - In the oppression of the enemy; that is, during its continuance, or on account of it. The word here rendered "oppression" means distress, affliction, straits, Job 36:15; 1 Kings 22:27; Isaiah 30:20. The "enemy" here referred to may have been Absalom, who had driven him from his throne and kingdom.
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William John Knox Little, English preacher, was born 1839 and educated at Cambridge University. He has filled many parochial cures, and in 1881 was appointed canon of Worcester, and sub-dean in 1902. He also holds the vicarage of Hoar Cross (1885). He is of high repute as a preacher and is in much request all over England. He belongs to the High Church school and has printed, besides his sermons, many works of educational character, such as the "Treasury of Meditation," "Manual of Devotion for Lent," …
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"I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies who surround me.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.
For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression?
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