Psalm 43

Prayer for Help.

43 Vindicate me, God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;
[a]Save me from the deceitful and unjust person!
For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me?
Why do I go about mourning [b]because of the oppression of the enemy?

Send out Your light and Your truth, they shall lead me;
They shall bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your dwelling places.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God [c]my exceeding joy;
And I will praise You on the lyre, God, my God.

Why are you [d]in despair, my soul?
And why are you restless within me?
Wait for God, for I will [e]again praise [f]Him
For the [g]help of His presence, my God.


  1. Psalm 43:1 Or May You
  2. Psalm 43:2 Or while the enemy oppresses
  3. Psalm 43:4 Lit the gladness of my joy
  4. Psalm 43:5 Or dissolved away
  5. Psalm 43:5 Or still
  6. Psalm 43:5 As in some ancient mss; MT Him, the help of my face and my God
  7. Psalm 43:5 Or saving acts of