Psalm 43
Contemporary English Version

A Prayer in Times of Trouble

1Show that I am right, God!

Defend me against everyone

who doesn't know you;

rescue me from each

of those deceitful liars.

2I run to you for protection.

Why do you turn me away?

Why must enemies mistreat me

and make me sad?

3Send your light and your truth

to guide me.

Let them lead me to your house

on your sacred mountain.

4Then 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.

5Why am I discouraged?

Why am I restless?

I trust you, Lord!

And I will praise you again

because you help me,

and you are my God.

Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®)

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