|Why are you downcast, O my soul? |
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
|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.|
|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.
|Psalm 43:5 |
Why are you cast down: These words are the refrain of this and the previous psalm (42:5, 11). In time of doubt and stress, the poet urges his inner being, by the power of God, to keep believing. He knows that one day, by God's grace, he will return to the place of praise to God, the center of worship in Jerusalem.
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Ps 43:5). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.