Psalm 43:4
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.

New Living Translation
There I will go to the altar of God, to God--the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

English Standard Version
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Berean Study Bible
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the harp, O God, my God.

New American Standard Bible
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise you with the lyre, God, my God.

Contemporary English Version
Then I will worship at your altar because you make me joyful. You are my God, and I will praise you. Yes, I will praise you as I play my harp.

Good News Translation
Then I will go to your altar, O God; you are the source of my happiness. I will play my harp and sing praise to you, O God, my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the lyre, God, my God.

International Standard Version
Then I will approach the altar of God, even to God in whom my joy finds its source. Then I will praise you with the lyre, God, my God,

NET Bible
Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God who gives me ecstatic joy, so that I express my thanks to you, O God, my God, with a harp.

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall come to the altar of God, and to God who gladdens my youth. I shall praise you on the harp, oh, God, my God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then let me go to the altar of God, to God my [highest] joy, and I will give thanks to you on the lyre, O God, my God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy; And praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God.

New American Standard 1977
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise Thee, O God, my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then I will enter in to the altar of God, unto the God of my exceeding joy; yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

King James 2000 Bible
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

American King James Version
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

American Standard Version
Then will I go unto the altar of God, Unto God my exceeding joy; And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will go in to the altar of God, to God who gladdens my youth: I will give thanks to thee on the harp, O God, my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will go in to the altar of God : to God who giveth joy to my youth.

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.

English Revised Version
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: and upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy: yes, 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.
Study Bible
Send Out Your Light
3Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy mountain, and to the place where You dwell. 4Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the harp, O God, my God. 5Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why the unease within me? Put your hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.…
Cross References
Psalm 16:11
You have made 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
For You grant him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.

Psalm 26:6
I wash my hands in innocence that I may come near Your altar, O LORD,

Psalm 33:2
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to Him with ten strings.

Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When shall I come and appear in God's presence?

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

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

Psalm 71:22
So I will praise You with the harp for Your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to You with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 84:3
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself where she places her young by Your altars, O LORD of Hosts, my King and my God.

Joel 1:16
Has not the food been cut off before our very eyes--joy and gladness from the house of our God?

Treasury of Scripture

Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

Then

Psalm 66:13-15
I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, …

Psalm 116:12-19
What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? …

my exceeding joy [heb.

Psalm 71:23
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

Isaiah 61:10
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Habakkuk 3:17,18
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: …

upon

Psalm 57:8
Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Psalm 71:22
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

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

O God

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







Lexicon
Then I will go
וְאָב֤וֹאָה ׀ (wə·’ā·ḇō·w·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the altar
מִזְבַּ֬ח (miz·baḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

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

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

God,
אֵל֮ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

my greatest joy.
שִׂמְחַ֪ת (śim·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8057: Blithesomeness, glee

I will praise
וְאוֹדְךָ֥ (wə·’ō·wḏ·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

You with the harp,
בְכִנּ֗וֹר (ḇə·ḵin·nō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3658: A harp

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

my God.
אֱלֹהָֽי׃ (’ĕ·lō·hāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(4) God my God.--An expression used in this collection instead of the more usual "Jehovah my God." (Comp. Psalm 45:7, and for its import see General Introduction, and Psalm 50:7, Note.)

Verse 4. - Then will I go unto the altar Of God. As the special place where thanksgiving ought to be made, and sacrifice offered (see 2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Chronicles 16:1). Unto God my exceeding Joy; literally, unto God the gladness of my exultation. Yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. The psalmist has before him some such scene as that depicted in 2 Samuel 6. and 1 Chronicles 15:25-29, where, amid shouts and singing and dancing, and "with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, with psalteries and harps," a joyful procession approached the tabernacle, David himself taking part in it. 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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