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?
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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.
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.
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.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?"
But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies.
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