Psalm 43:2
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New American Standard 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?

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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For thou art the God of my strength - See Psalm 18:2, note; Psalm 28:7, note.

Why dost thou cast me off? - As if I were none of thine; as if I were wholly abandoned. Compare the notes at Psalm 22:1. The word rendered "cast off" - זנח zânach - is a word which implies strong disgust or loathing: "Why dost thou cast me off as a loathsome or disgusting object?" Compare Revelation 3:16. The Hebrew word means properly to be foul, to be rancid, to stink: then, to be loathsome or abominable; and then, to treat or regard anything as such. Compare Hosea 8:3, Hosea 8:5; Isaiah 19:6.

Why go I mourning ... - See the notes at Psalm 42:9. This expression, with others of a similar character, renders it morally certain that this psalm was composed by the same person, and with reference to the same circumstances, as the former.

Psalm 43:2 Parallel Commentaries

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The Ark of God
Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. xliii. 3 Peace! O restless heart of mine; Thou, the Still, the Blest, Lead me to Thy courts divine, Thine untroubled rest. Tossed upon the raving sea, Still, fair land, I long for thee. Lord, from Thee I went astray, Lured by magic song; Through dim places far away I have wandered long-- Now, when lost are moon and star, Shines the light of Home afar. O'er the waves that cannot rest, O'er the drifting foam, Wandering dove without a nest; Weary-winged, I come. From the lonely
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

Of Four Things which Bring Great Peace
"My Son, now will I teach thee the way of peace and of true liberty." 2. Do, O my Lord, as Thou sayest, for this is pleasing unto me to hear. 3. "Strive, My Son, to do another's will rather than thine own. Choose always to have less rather than more. Seek always after the lowest place, and to be subject to all. Wish always and pray that the will of God be fulfilled in thee. Behold, such a man as this entereth into the inheritance of peace and quietness." 4. O my Lord, this Thy short discourse
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Job 30:28
"I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.

Psalm 18:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said, "I love You, O LORD, my strength."

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

Psalm 31:4
You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.

Psalm 38:6
I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.

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

Psalm 44:9
Yet You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor, And do not go out with our armies.

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