BIBLE: Psalm Chapter 43 – Headline “The Deceitful and Unjust Man”

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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Psalm 43

What should I learn from this chapter?

  • Leviathan as Satan
  • The Antichrist character
  • Jesus’ Name means Salvation
  • Praise extends life
  • Light and Truth

Prayer to God in Time of Trouble

Psalm 43:1 Vindicate me, O God,
And plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
  • The deceitful and unjust man is a name for the Antichrist who will rule during the seven year tribulation.
  • He is deceitful because he betrays the Jews in the middle of the seven year tribulation.
    • Psalm 55:21The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, But war was in his heart; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
    • Luke 16:10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
Psalm 43:For You are the God of my strength;
Why do You cast me off?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
  • The oppression of the enemy creates “mourning”. Our enemy is Satan, the monster who creates mourning in the sea of people.
  • Below: H3885: The leviathan (sea monster) Satan, as the leviathan, causes “mourning” (see leviathan definition).
  • Satan is the monster who lives in the sea of people.
    • Job 41:34 He beholds every high thing; He is king over all the children of pride.”
    • He causes the waters (of people) to boil (fret, stew, storm).
    • Job 41:31 He makes the deep boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
  • Isaiah describes him:
    • Isaiah 27:1 – Israel Will Be Restored – In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea (of people).
Psalm 43:Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your tabernacle (dwelling places).
  • “Send out Your Light and Your Truth!”
    • John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
    • John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
    • Matthew 4:16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”
Psalm 43:Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And on the harp I will praise You,
O God, my God.
  • Personal Application: To praise God is to extend one’s life because, as King David argued to God, he (David) could not praise God from the pit (grave).
Psalm 43:Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help (Lit. salvation) of my countenance and my God.
  • Salvation is the meaning of Jesus’ Greek name as well as Yeshua His Hebrew name.
    • Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
    • John 1:29 The Lamb of God – The next day John (the baptizer) saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The (Passover) Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
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