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Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 43

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 43

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 43

1. Avenge me, O God, and plead my cause against an unkind nation, from a man of deceit and justice You shall rescue me.   א. שָׁפְטֵנִי אֱלֹהִים | וְרִיבָה רִיבִי מִגּוֹי לֹא חָסִיד מֵאִישׁ מִרְמָה וְעַוְלָה תְפַלְּטֵנִי:
Avenge me: Heb. שפטני, lit. judge me.  
against an unkind nation: That is Ishmael, who dwelt between two righteous men [Abraham and Isaac] and did not learn from their deeds.  
2. For You are the God of my strength, why have You abandoned me? Why should I walk in gloom under the oppression of the enemy.   ב. כִּי אַתָּה | אֱלֹהֵי מָעוּזִּי לָמָה זְנַחְתָּנִי לָמָּה קֹדֵר אֶתְהַלֵּךְ בְּלַחַץ אוֹיֵב:
3. Send Your light and Your truth, that they may lead me; they shall bring me to Your Holy Mount and to Your dwellings.   ג. שְׁלַח אוֹרְךָ וַאֲמִתְּךָ הֵמָּה יַנְחוּנִי יְבִיאוּנִי אֶל הַר קָדְשְׁךָ וְאֶל מִשְׁכְּנוֹתֶיךָ:
Send Your light and Your truth: The King Messiah, who is compared to light, as it is stated (below 132:17): “I have set up a lamp for my anointed,” and Elijah the prophet, who is true, a faithful prophet.  
that they may lead me: Heb. ינחוני, menoront moi in old French, they shall lead me.  
4. And I will come to the altar of God, to the God of the joy of my exultation, and I will thank You with a lyre, O God, My God.   ד. וְאָבוֹאָה | אֶל מִזְבַּח אֱלֹהִים אֶל אֵל שִׂמְחַת גִּילִי וְאוֹדְךָ בְכִנּוֹר אֱלֹהִים אֱלֹהָי:
to the God: To the Holy One, blessed be He, who is the joy of my exultation.  
and I will thank You with a lyre: because You took me out of my exile.  
5. Why are you downcast, my soul, and why do you stir within me? Hope to God, for I will yet thank Him for the salvations of my countenance and my God.   ה. מַה תִּשְׁתּוֹחֲחִי | נַפְשִׁי וּמַה תֶּהֱמִי עָלָי הוֹחִילִי לֵאלֹהִים כִּי עוֹד אוֹדֶנּוּ יְשׁוּעֹת פָּנַי וֵאלֹהָי:
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