New International Version
Why, LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
King James Bible
LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?
Darby Bible Translation
Why, O Jehovah, castest thou off my soul? [why] hidest thou thy face from me?
World English Bible
Yahweh, why do you reject my soul? Why do you hide your face from me?
Young's Literal Translation
Why, O Jehovah, castest Thou off my soul? Thou hidest Thy face from me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why castest thou off my soul? - Instead of my soul, several of the ancient Versions have my prayer. Why dost thou refuse to hear me, and thus abandon me to death?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryOut of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night unto Thee. Oh! let my prayer enter into Thy presence. For my soul is full of trouble and my life draweth nigh unto Hell. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in a place of darkness, and in the deep.--Ps. lxxxviii. 1, 2. If I go down to Hell, Thou art there also. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with Thee; but the night is as clear as the day.--Ps. cxxxix. 7, 11. I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my calling. …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
Sense in Which, and End for which all Things were Delivered to the Incarnate Son.
Of Faith. The Definition of It. Its Peculiar Properties.
Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy?
For the director of music. A psalm of David. How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected 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.
Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression?
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