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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then will I go unto the altar - When thy light - a favorable turn on our affairs, leads us to the land of our fathers, and thy truth - the fulfillment of thy gracious promises, has placed us again at the door of thy tabernacles, then will we go to thy altar and joyfully offer those sacrifices and offerings which thy law requires, and rejoice in thee with exceeding great joy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
my exceeding joy [heb.] the gladness of my joy
LibraryThe Psalmist's Remonstrance with his Soul
'Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise Him, the health of my countenance, and my God.'--PSALM xliii. 5. This verse, which closes this psalm, occurs twice in the previous one. It is a kind of refrain. Obviously this little psalm, of which my text is a part, was originally united with the preceding one. That the two made one is clear to anybody that will read them, by reason of structure, and tone, and similarity of the singer's …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, LORD,
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle:
Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
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