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Psalm 42

Psa. 42:9 KJV (With Strong’s)

I will say
'amar (Hebrew #559)
to say (used with great latitude)
KJV usage: answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.
Pronounce: aw-mar'
Origin: a primitive root
unto God
'el (Hebrew #410)
strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity)
KJV usage: God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong. Compare names in "-el."
Pronounce: ale
Origin: shortened from 352
my rock
cela` (Hebrew #5553)
a craggy rock, literally or figuratively (a fortress)
KJV usage: (ragged) rock, stone(-ny), strong hold.
Pronounce: seh'-lah
Origin: from an unused root meaning to be lofty
, Why hast thou forgotten
shakach (Hebrew #7911)
a primitive root; to mislay, i.e. to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention
KJV usage: X at all, (cause to) forget.
Pronounce: shaw-kakh'
Origin: or shakeach {shaw-kay'-akh}
me? why go
yalak (Hebrew #3212)
to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively, to carry (in various senses)
KJV usage: X again, away, bear, bring, carry (away), come (away), depart, flow, + follow(-ing), get (away, hence, him), (cause to, made) go (away, -ing, -ne, one's way, out), grow, lead (forth), let down, march, prosper, + pursue, cause to run, spread, take away ((-journey)), vanish, (cause to) walk(-ing), wax, X be weak.
Pronounce: yaw-lak'
Origin: a primitive root (compare 1980)
I mourning
qadar (Hebrew #6937)
to be ashy, i.e. dark-colored; by implication, to mourn (in sackcloth or sordid garments)
KJV usage: be black(-ish), be (make) dark(-en), X heavily, (cause to) mourn.
Pronounce: kaw-dar'
Origin: a primitive root
because of the oppression
lachats (Hebrew #3906)
KJV usage: affliction, oppression.
Pronounce: lakh'-ats
Origin: from 3905
of the enemy
'oyeb (Hebrew #341)
active participle of 340; hating; an adversary
KJV usage: enemy, foe.
Pronounce: o-yabe'
Origin: or (fully) owyeb {o-yabe'}

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Why hast.
why go.
Psa. 55:3• 3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. (Psa. 55:3)
Eccl. 4:1• 1So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. (Eccl. 4:1)
Lam. 5:1‑16• 1Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
2Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
3We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
4We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
5Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.
6We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
7Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
8Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
9We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
10Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
11They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.
12Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored.
13They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
14The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.
15The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
16The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
(Lam. 5:1‑16)
 The circumstances may lead him to cry, “Why hast thou forgotten me?” (Psalms 42 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

I will say unto *God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because off the oppression of the enemy?

JND Translation Notes

Or "amid."