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.

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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Commentary
Clarke'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

Then

Psalm 66:13-15 I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows...

Psalm 116:12-19 What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me...

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

Psalm 71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation...

Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail...

Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

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: to you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel.

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

2 Samuel 6:5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps...

Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps...

O God

Psalm 42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember you from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites...

Library
The 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

The Promises.
GOD hath strewed all the way from the gate of hell where thou wast, coming sinner, to the gate of heaven whither thou art going, with flowers out of his own garden. Behold how the promises, invitations, calls, and encouragements, like lilies, lie about thee. Take heed thou dost not tread them under foot. You say you believe the Scriptures to be the word of God. I say, Wert thou ever quickened from a dead state by the power of the Spirit of Christ through the covenant of promise? I tell thee from
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

Cross References
Psalm 16:11
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.

Psalm 21:6
Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

Psalm 26:6
I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, LORD,

Psalm 33:2
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.

Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Psalm 49:4
I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle:

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

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