Psalm 42:9
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New International Version
I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?"

King James Bible
I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Darby Bible Translation
I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

World English Bible
I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"

Young's Literal Translation
I say to God my rock, 'Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning in the oppression of an enemy?

Psalm 42:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will say unto God my rock - God, my Fortress and Support.

Why hast thou forgotten me? - This and the following verse is badly pointed in our Bibles: "Why go I mourning as with a sword in my bones because of the oppression of the enemy? Mine enemies reproach me daily, while they say unto me, Where is thy God?" See on Psalm 42:3 (note). Their reproaches are to my soul as cutting and severe as a sword thrust into my body, and separating between my bones; because these reproaches are intended to fall on thee, my God, as if thou hadst not power to save us from the hands of our oppressors.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler...

Psalm 28:1 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 62:2,6,7 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved...

Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.

Why hast

Psalm 13:1 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 22:1,2 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring...

Psalm 44:23,24 Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever...

Psalm 77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

Isaiah 40:27 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget...

why go

Psalm 38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 88:9 My eye mourns by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily on you, I have stretched out my hands to you.

Job 30:26-31 When I looked for good, then evil came to me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness...

because

Psalm 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity on me, and in wrath they hate me.

Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed...

Lamentations 5:1-16 Remember, O LORD, what is come on us: consider, and behold our reproach...

Library
July 16. "As the Hart Panteth after the Waterbrooks, So Panteth My Soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. Xlii. 1).
"As the hart panteth after the waterbrooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. xlii. 1). First in order to a consecrated life there must be a sense of need, the need of purity, of power, and of a greater nearness to the Lord. There often comes in Christian life a second conviction. It is not now a sense of guilt and God's wrath so much as of the power and evil of inward sin, and the unsatisfactoriness of the life the soul is living. It usually comes from the deeper revelation of God's truth,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Be not Far from Me, O My Strength,
"Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of Thy waterspouts; all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life." -- Psalm 42:7,8. Be not far from me, O my strength, Whom all my times obey; Take from me anything Thou wilt; But go not Thou away, -- And let the storm that does Thy work Deal with me as it may. On Thy compassion I repose, In weakness and distress:
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

Dialogue ii. --The Unconfounded.
Eranistes and Orthodoxus. Eran.--I am come as I promised. 'Tis yours to adopt one of two alternatives, and either furnish a solution of my difficulties, or assent to what I and my friends lay down. Orth.--I accept your challenge, for I think it right and fair. But we must first recall to mind at what point we left off our discourse yesterday, and what was the conclusion of our argument. Eran.--I will remind you of the end. I remember our agreeing that the divine Word remained immutable, and took
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

The Exile.
David's first years at the court of Saul in Gibeah do not appear to have produced any psalms which still survive. "The sweetest songs are those Which tell of saddest thought." It was natural, then, that a period full of novelty and of prosperous activity, very unlike the quiet days at Bethlehem, should rather accumulate materials for future use than be fruitful in actual production. The old life shut to behind him for ever, like some enchanted door in a hill-side, and an unexplored land lay beckoning
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Job 30:28
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.

Psalm 13:2
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Psalm 17:9
from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 38:6
I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.

Psalm 43:2
You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?

Psalm 44:24
Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression?

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