Psalm 43:1
New International Version
Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.

New Living Translation
Declare me innocent, O God! Defend me against these ungodly people. Rescue me from these unjust liars.

English Standard Version
Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me!

Berean Study Bible
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; deliver me from deceitful and unjust men.

New American Standard Bible
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

King James Bible
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Christian Standard Bible
Vindicate me, God, and champion my cause against an unfaithful nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust person.

Contemporary English Version
Show that I am right, God! Defend me against everyone who doesn't know you; rescue me from each of those deceitful liars.

Good News Translation
O God, declare me innocent, and defend my cause against the ungodly; deliver me from lying and evil people!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

International Standard Version
You be my judge, God, and plead my case against an unholy nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.

NET Bible
Vindicate me, O God! Fight for me against an ungodly nation! Deliver me from deceitful and evil men!

New Heart English Bible
Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against a faithless nation. Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
. Judge my judgment, oh, God, and plead my plea from a people without mercy, and save me from evil men and deceivers

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judge me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation. Rescue me from deceitful and unjust people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

New American Standard 1977
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against those who are not merciful; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

King James 2000 Bible
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

American King James Version
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

American Standard Version
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: Oh deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of David. Judge me, o God, and plead my cause, against an ungodly nation: deliver me from the unjust and crafty man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for David. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy : deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

Darby Bible Translation
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the deceitful and unrighteous man.

English Revised Version
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

World English Bible
Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.

Young's Literal Translation
Judge me, O God, And plead my cause against a nation not pious, From a man of deceit and perverseness Thou dost deliver me,
Study Bible
Send Out Your Light
1Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; deliver me from deceitful and unjust men. 2For You are the God of my refuge. Why have You rejected me? Why must I walk in sorrow because of the enemy’s oppression?…
Cross References
Genesis 30:6
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me; He has heard my plea and given me a son." So she named him Dan.

1 Samuel 24:15
May the LORD be our judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver me from your hand."

Psalm 5:6
You destroy those who tell lies; the LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.

Psalm 7:8
The LORD judges the peoples; vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and integrity.

Psalm 26:1
Vindicate me, O LORD! For I have walked with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

Psalm 35:1
Contend with my opponents, O LORD; fight against those who battle me.

Psalm 35:24
Vindicate me by Your righteousness, O LORD my God, and do not let them gloat over me.

Psalm 38:12
Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, and plot deceit all day long.

Psalm 74:22
Rise up, O God, defend Your cause! Remember how the fool mocks You all day long.

Psalm 101:7
No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who tells lies shall stand in my presence.

Lamentations 3:59
You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me; uphold my cause.

Treasury of Scripture

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

A.

Judge

Psalm 7:8
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

Psalm 26:1
A Psalm of David. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

Psalm 35:24
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

plead

Psalm 35:1
A Psalm of David. Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

1 Samuel 24:15
The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

Proverbs 22:23
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

ungodly.

Psalm 71:4
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

2 Samuel 15:31
And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

2 Samuel 16:20-23
Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do…







Lexicon
Vindicate me,
שָׁפְטֵ֤נִי (šā·p̄ə·ṭê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

O God,
אֱלֹהִ֨ים ׀ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and plead
וְרִ֘יבָ֤ה (wə·rî·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

my case
רִיבִ֗י (rî·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7379: Strife, dispute

against an ungodly
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

nation;
מִגּ֥וֹי (mig·gō·w)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

deliver me
תְפַלְּטֵֽנִי׃ (ṯə·p̄al·lə·ṭê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

from deceitful
מִרְמָ֖ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4820: Deceit, treachery

and unjust
וְעַוְלָ֣ה (wə·‘aw·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

men.
מֵ֤אִישׁ־ (mê·’îš-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person
XLIII.

(1) An ungodly nation.--In the Hebrew simply a negative term, a nation not khasid, i.e., not in the covenant. But naturally a positive idea of ungodliness and wickedness would attach to such a term.

Verse 1. - Judge me, O God (comp. Psalm 35:24). And plead my cause. (comp. Psalm 35:1). God's intervention is asked in the struggle between David and his enemies, on the assumed ground that he is in the right, and not they. God will, of course, only interpose if this is so. Against an ungodly nation; or, an unkind, unloving nation. Though called גוִי, as in Isaiah 1:4, still Israel is meant. They were "unloving," both towards God and towards their king. O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. Either Absalom or Ahithophel may be meant; or "man" may be used abstractedly for David's enemies generally. 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.
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