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.

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

New King James Version
Vindicate me, O God, And plead my cause against an ungodly nation; Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

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

NASB 1995
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

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

Amplified Bible
Judge and vindicate me, O God; plead my case against an ungodly nation. O rescue 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
Judge me, O God, And plead my cause against a nation not pious, You deliver me from a man of deceit and perverseness,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.


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…









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

O God,
אֱלֹהִ֨ים ׀ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 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 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

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

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

nation;
מִגּ֥וֹי (mig·gō·w)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

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

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

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


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