Psalm 43:2
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New International Version
You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?

King James Bible
For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Darby Bible Translation
For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou cast me off? why go I about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

World English Bible
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?

Young's Literal Translation
For thou art the God of my strength. Why hast Thou cast me off? Why mourning do I go up and down, In the oppression of an enemy?

Psalm 43:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For those art the God of my strength - The psalmist speaks here, as in other places in the person of the whole Israelitish people then captive in Babylon. We still acknowledge thee for our God. Why are we cast off? Now that we are humbled and penitent, why are we not enlarged? Why are we not saved from this oppression of the Babylonians?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the God

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices...

Psalm 140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God...

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary...

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, said the LORD.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

why dost

Psalm 71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.

Psalm 77:7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more?

Psalm 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

why go

Psalm 42:9 I will say to God my rock, Why have you forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Library
The Psalmist's Remonstrance with his Soul
'Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise Him, the health of my countenance, and my God.'--PSALM xliii. 5. This verse, which closes this psalm, occurs twice in the previous one. It is a kind of refrain. Obviously this little psalm, of which my text is a part, was originally united with the preceding one. That the two made one is clear to anybody that will read them, by reason of structure, and tone, and similarity of the singer's
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Promises.
GOD hath strewed all the way from the gate of hell where thou wast, coming sinner, to the gate of heaven whither thou art going, with flowers out of his own garden. Behold how the promises, invitations, calls, and encouragements, like lilies, lie about thee. Take heed thou dost not tread them under foot. You say you believe the Scriptures to be the word of God. I say, Wert thou ever quickened from a dead state by the power of the Spirit of Christ through the covenant of promise? I tell thee from
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

Cross References
Job 30:28
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.

Psalm 18:1
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, LORD, my strength.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 31:4
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.

Psalm 38:6
I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.

Psalm 42:9
I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?"

Psalm 44:9
But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies.

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