Psalm 43:4
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New International Version
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

New Living Translation
There I will go to the altar of God, to God--the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

English Standard Version
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

New American Standard Bible
Then 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.

King James Bible
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the lyre, God, my God.

International Standard Version
Then I will approach the altar of God, even to God in whom my joy finds its source. Then I will praise you with the lyre, God, my God,

NET Bible
Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God who gives me ecstatic joy, so that I express my thanks to you, O God, my God, with a harp.

New Heart English Bible
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall come to the altar of God, and to God who gladdens my youth. I shall praise you on the harp, oh, God, my God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then let me go to the altar of God, to God my [highest] joy, and I will give thanks to you on the lyre, O God, my God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy; And praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God.

New American Standard 1977
Then I will go to the altar of God,
            To God my exceeding joy;
            And upon the lyre I shall praise Thee, O God, my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then I will enter in to the altar of God, unto the God of my exceeding joy; yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

King James 2000 Bible
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

American King James Version
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

American Standard Version
Then will I go unto the altar of God, Unto God my exceeding joy; And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will go in to the altar of God : to God who giveth joy to my youth.

Darby Bible Translation
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto the God of the gladness of my joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

English Revised Version
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: and upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy: yes, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

World English Bible
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.

Young's Literal Translation
And I go in unto the altar of God, Unto God, the joy of my rejoicing. And I thank Thee with a harp, O God, my God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Send Out Your Light
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. 5Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.…
Cross References
Psalm 16:11
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Psalm 21:6
For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.

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

Psalm 33:2
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.

Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?

Psalm 49:4
I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.

Psalm 57:8
Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

Psalm 71:22
I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 84:3
The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.

Joel 1:16
Has not food been cut off before our eyes, Gladness and joy from the house of our God?
Treasury of Scripture

Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

Then

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my exceeding joy [heb.] the gladness of my joy

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Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, …

upon

Psalm 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Psalm 71:22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: …

Psalm 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant harp with …

2 Samuel 6:5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all …

Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty …

O God

Psalm 42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember …

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