Psalms 43:5

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why art thou cast downe, O my soule? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, `Who is' the help of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 44 For the Chief Musician. `A Psalm' of the sons of Korah. Maschil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why are you crushed down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? put your hope in God, for I will again give him praise who is my help and my God.
- Basic English Bible

Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, [who is] the health of my countenance, and my God.
- Darby Bible

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
- Webster's Bible

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him: my Savior, my helper, and my God. For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. A contemplative psalm.
- World English Bible

What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Psalms 43

  • Rose
    When your enemies oppress you just trust in God and he Will see you through.
  • Diane booth
    may 2015 I was driving my grandson from the group home he is deaf and as i was driving home 3 quarters of the away from my home I had a stroke while it still makes me nervous to talk about it but all i could say was Lord help me if I pull over I dont think I could start back a little blue car which must have been one of Gods angels guided me the rest of the way home always trust God
  • Sandy
    After a lifetime of abuse and degradation, I have had very little faith in human relationships except for my children. Finally God used some amazingly unusual things to heal my heart. I still, but very seldom, can be tempted to fall back to the pain of my past. And I can see myself so clearly in Psalm 43:5 I see so clearly God patiently leading me back to green pastures, and spiritual health.
  • Patricia Jenkins
    It means we should deal with the poor in a loving way. If we protect and give to God poor God will bless us.
  • Pixir
    It means even if satan has crept into the heart of man to do me evil...my God will go with my thru the fiery furnace...even if my cross seems to heavy to bear and I call on him...he is there to help me carry my cross and fight my battles for me.
  • Evangelist Sylvia
    David didn 't want to fall in the hands of his enemies and wanted God to vindicate him. He knew God was a God of mercy and truthand above all righteous. Somewhere within his soul he began to get weary because of thing 's being faced with and he needed God to also breathe a breath of life upon him again and lead him back to the house of God. That holy hill. When you stay away from the house of God too long, your soul dry up like a prune. Vs.3...O SEND OUT THY LIGHT AND THY TRUTH LET THEM LEAD ME LET THEM LEAD ME UNTO THY HOLY HILL, AND TO THY TABERNACLES. Amen

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