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Psalm 42
Longing for God
For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.
1As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so I long for you, God.#Ps 84:2; 119:131
2I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I come and appear before God?#Ps 63:1
3My tears have been my food day and night,
while all day long people say to me,
“Where is your God?” #Ps 79:10; 115:2
4I remember this as I pour out my heart:#Ps 62:8
how I walked with many,
leading the festive procession to the house of God,
with joyful and thankful shouts.#Ps 55:14; 100:4
5Why, my soul, are you so dejected?
Why are you in such turmoil?
Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him,
my Savior and my God.#Ps 38:6; 43:5; Mt 26:38
6I#42:5-6 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read him, the salvation of his presence. 6 My God, I am deeply depressed;
therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan
and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.#Ps 61:2; Jnh 2:7
7Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your billows have swept over me.#Ps 69:1-2; Jnh 2:3
8The Lord will send his faithful love by day;#Jb 35:10; Ps 77:6
his song will be with me in the night —
a prayer to the God of my life.
9I will say to God, my rock,#Ps 18:2; 31:3
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about in sorrow
because of the enemy’s oppression?” #Ps 43:2
10My adversaries taunt me,
as if crushing my bones,
while all day long they say to me,
“Where is your God?” #Jl 2:17
11Why, my soul, are you so dejected?
Why are you in such turmoil?
Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him,
my Savior and my God.#Ps 43:5; Mt 26:38