Psalm 43:3
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New International Version
Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

New Living Translation
Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.

English Standard Version
Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!

New American Standard Bible
O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.

King James Bible
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Send Your light and Your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to Your dwelling place.

International Standard Version
Send forth your light and your truth so they may guide me. Let them bring me to your holy mountain and to your dwelling places.

NET Bible
Reveal your light and your faithfulness! They will lead me, they will escort me back to your holy hill, and to the place where you live.

New Heart English Bible
Oh, send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill, To your tents.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Send your light and your truth and comfort me, and they will bring me to your holy mountain and to your tent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Send your light and your truth. Let them guide me. Let them bring me to your holy mountain and to your dwelling place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O send out Thy light and Thy truth; let them lead me; Let them bring me unto Thy holy mountain, and to Thy dwelling-places.

New American Standard 1977
O send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me;
            Let them bring me to Thy holy hill,
            And to Thy dwelling places.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me; let them bring me unto the mountain of thy holiness and to thy tabernacles.

King James 2000 Bible
O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.

American King James Version
O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.

American Standard Version
Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me: Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, And to thy tabernacles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Send forth thy light and thy truth : they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles.

Darby Bible Translation
Send out thy light and thy truth: they shall lead me, they shall bring me to thy holy mount, and unto thy habitations.

English Revised Version
O send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me: let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Webster's Bible Translation
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

World English Bible
Oh, send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill, To your tents.

Young's Literal Translation
Send forth Thy light and Thy truth, They -- they lead me, they bring me in, Unto Thy holy hill, and unto Thy tabernacles.
Study Bible
Send Out Your Light
2For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places. 4Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:25
The king said to Zadok, "Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the LORD, then He will bring me back again and show me both it and His habitation.

Psalm 2:6
"But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain."

Psalm 3:4
I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.

Psalm 25:5
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.

Psalm 26:6
I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,

Psalm 36:9
For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

Psalm 40:11
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

Psalm 42:4
These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

Psalm 46:4
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

Psalm 84:1
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!
Treasury of Scripture

O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.

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Psalm 40:11 Withhold not you your tender mercies from me, O LORD: let your loving …

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that …

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

2 Samuel 15:20 Whereas you came but yesterday, should I this day make you go up …

Micah 7:8,20 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when …

John 1:4,17 In him was life; and the life was the light of men…

lead

Psalm 25:4,5 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths…

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; …

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding…

thy holy

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 3:4 I cried to the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Psalm 68:15,16 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan…

Psalm 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation…

tabernacles

1 Chronicles 16:1,39 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the middle of the tent …

1 Chronicles 21:29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the wilderness, …

(3) O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me.--Instead of the violent and contemptuous escort of Assyrian soldiers, leading the exile away from the "holy hill," the poet prays for God's light and truth to lead him, like two angel guides, back to it. Light and truth! What a guidance in this world of falsehood and shadow! The Urim and Thummim of the saints (Deuteronomy 33:8), the promised attendants of Israel, have been, and are, the escort of all faithful souls in all ages.

Verse 3. - O send out thy light and thy truth (Psalm 40:11; Psalm 57:3, where, however, "mercy (חסד) and truth" take the place of "light and truth"). Both words equally signify God's favour. Let them lead me. As the pillar of fire and of the cloud led the Israelites into the promised land, so let God's "light and truth" now lead David back to Jerusalem and God's "holy hill of Zion." Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles; or, thy dwelling-place. In his exile it was David's most earnest desire to revisit the tabernacle which he had set up on Mount Zion, where God's presence dwelt, and prayer was most acceptably offered (see 2 Samuel 15:25; Psalm 42:2). He had made his being brought back to it a test of the return of God's favour (2 Samuel 15:25, 26). O send out thy light and thy truth,.... By light is meant, not the law, as Arama; but rather, as some Jewish (p) interpreters understand it, the Messiah, the sun of righteousness, and light of the world; who is the author of all light, natural, spiritual, and eternal; and whose coming into the world is often signified by being sent into it. The Spirit of God also is the enlightener of men, both at first conversion and afterwards, and is sent down into their hearts as a comforter of them, by being the Spirit of adoption. The Gospel of Christ is a great and glorious light, which, with the Holy Ghost, is sent down from heaven; though perhaps here rather may be meant the light of God's countenance, the discoveries of his favour and lovingkindness, which produce light, life, joy, peace, and comfort: and by "truth" may be meant, either Christ himself, who is the truth; or the Gospel the word of truth; or rather the faithfulness of God in the fulfilment of his promises; and so the words are a petition that God would show forth his lovingkindness, and make good his word, which would be of the following use:

let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles; that is, to the place of public worship, where the tabernacle was, the "hill" where it was, which seems to be Mount Zion; and is called "holy"; not that there was any real holiness in it; only relative, because of the worship of God in it; and the "tabernacle" is called "tabernacles", because of the holy place and the most holy place in it; the one being the first, the other the second tabernacle, as in Hebrews 9:2; and this hill and tabernacles represented the church and ordinances of God, to which such who are possessed of light and truth are led.

(p) Midrash Tillim, & Jarchi, in loc. 3. light—as in Ps 27:1.

truth—or, "faithfulness" (Ps 25:5), manifest it by fulfilling promises. Light and truth are personified as messengers who will bring him to the privileged place of worship.

tabernacles—plural, in allusion to the various courts.43:6-11 The way to forget our miseries, is to remember the God of our mercies. David saw troubles coming from God's wrath, and that discouraged him. But if one trouble follow hard after another, if all seem to combine for our ruin, let us remember they are all appointed and overruled by the Lord. David regards the Divine favour as the fountain of all the good he looked for. In the Saviour's name let us hope and pray. One word from him will calm every storm, and turn midnight darkness into the light of noon, the bitterest complaints into joyful praises. Our believing expectation of mercy must quicken our prayers for it. At length, is faith came off conqueror, by encouraging him to trust in the name of the Lord, and to stay himself upon his God. He adds, And my God; this thought enabled him to triumph over all his griefs and fears. Let us never think that the God of our life, and the Rock of our salvation, has forgotten us, if we have made his mercy, truth, and power, our refuge. Thus the psalmist strove against his despondency: at last his faith and hope obtained the victory. Let us learn to check all unbelieving doubts and fears. Apply the promise first to ourselves, and then plead it to God.
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