Psalm 43 – Inclusive Translation

Vindicate me, God!
Plead my cause before unjust judges!
Rescue me from a lying, deceitful accuser.

For you, O God, are my stronghold, my defense.
Why have you forgotten me?
Why do you keep me in mourning,
oppressed by an unseen enemy?

Send forth your light and your truth–
let them guide me,
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to your dwelling place.
Then at last I’ll go up again
to the altar of God,
the God of my joy and delight.
My harp and lyre will sing your praise once again,
O God, my God.

“Why so dispirited?” I ask myself.
“Why so churned up inside?  Hope in God!”
I know I’ll praise God once again,
for you are my Deliverance;
you are my God.