Psalms 42
Psalms 42–72
For the Music Director. A Contemplative Maskil of the sons of Korah.
1As the deer pants after the water brooks,
so my soul pants after You, O God.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When will I come and appear before God?
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they always say to me,
“Where is your God?”
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 When I remember these things,
I pour out my soul within me.
For I would travel with the throng of people;
I proceeded with them to the house of God,
with the voice of joy and thanks,
with a multitude making a pilgrimage.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted in me?
Hope in God,
for I will yet thank Him
for the help of His presence.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 O my God, my soul is cast down within me;
therefore I will remember You
from the land of Jordan,
and of the Hermon, from the hill of Mizar.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 Deep calls to deep
at the noise of Your waterfalls;
all Your waves and Your billows
passed over me.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night His song will be with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 I will say to God, my rock,
“Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 With shattering in my bones,
those harassing me reproach me,
when they say to me every day,
“Where is your God?”
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 Why, my soul, are you cast down?
Why do you groan within me?
Wait for God;
I will yet thank Him,
For He is my deliverance and my God.

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