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Psalms 43:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That I may go in unto the altar of God, Unto GOD, mine exultant joy,—That I may praise thee with the lyre, O God—mine own God!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth. To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then will I goe vnto the Altar of God, vnto God my exceeding ioy: yea vpon the harpe will I praise thee, O God, my God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— 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.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then will I go unto the altar of Elohim, unto El my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O Elohim my Elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then will I go 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the altar 4196
{4196} Prime
מִזְבֵּחַ
mizbeach
{miz-bay'-akh}
From H2076; an altar.
of lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
l אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
my exceeding 8057
{8057} Prime
שִׂמְחָה
simchah
{sim-khaw'}
From H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival).
joy: 1524
{1524} Prime
גִּיל
giyl
{gheel}
From H1523; a revolution (of time, that is, an age); also joy.
yea, upon the harp 3658
{3658} Prime
כִּנּוֹר
kinnowr
{kin-nore'}
From an unused root meaning to twang; a harp.
will I praise 3034
{3034} Prime
יָדָה
yadah
{yaw-daw'}
A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee, O lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
my lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 43:4

_ _ the altar — as the chief place of worship. The mention of the harp suggests the prominence of praise in his offering.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 43:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 43:4

Then (d) 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.

(d) He promises to offer a solemn sacrifice of thanksgiving in token of his great deliverance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Then:

Psalms 66:13-15 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, ... I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
Psalms 116:12-19 What shall I render unto the LORD [for] all his benefits toward me? ... In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

my exceeding joy:
Heb. the gladness of my joy,
Psalms 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: ... Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Romans 5:11 And not only [so], but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

upon:

Psalms 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I [myself] will awake early.
Psalms 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.
Psalms 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
2 Samuel 6:5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

O God:

Psalms 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.
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2S 6:5. Ps 42:6; 57:8; 66:13; 71:22, 23; 81:2; 116:12. Is 61:10. Hab 3:17. Ro 5:11. Rv 5:8.

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