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Psalm 42

42
Book Two
Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?
To the choirmaster. A Maskil#42:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term of #1 Chr. 6:33, 37the Sons of Korah.
1 # [Joel 1:20] As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 # Ps. 63:1; John 7:37; [Isa. 41:17; 55:1]; See Ps. 84:2 My soul thirsts for God,
for #Ps. 84:2; Josh. 3:10; Dan. 6:26 the living God.
When shall I come and #Ps. 84:7; [Ex. 23:17]appear before God?#42:2 Revocalization yields and see the face of God
3 # Ps. 80:5; 102:9 My tears have been my food
day and night,
# ver. 10; Ps. 79:10; 115:2; Joel 2:17; Mic. 7:10 while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
4These things I remember,
as I #Ps. 62:8; 1 Sam. 1:15; Job 30:16; Lam. 2:19 pour out my soul:
# [Isa. 30:29] how I would go #Ps. 55:14 with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
# [2 Sam. 6:15] a multitude keeping festival.
5 # ver. 11; Ps. 43:5; [Matt. 26:38; John 12:27] Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you #Ps. 77:3 in turmoil within me?
# Lam. 3:24 Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation#42:5 Hebrew the salvation of my face; also verse 11 and 43:5 6and my God.
My soul is cast down within me;
therefore I #Jonah 2:7 remember you
# 2 Sam. 17:22, 24 from the land of Jordan and of #Deut. 3:9Hermon,
from Mount Mizar.
7Deep calls to deep
at the roar of your waterfalls;
# Jonah 2:3 all your breakers and your #Ps. 88:7; See Ps. 32:6waves
have gone over me.
8By day the Lord #Ps. 44:4; 68:28; 71:3; 133:3 commands his steadfast love,
and at #Job 35:10; [Ps. 4:4; 16:7; 63:6; 77:6; 119:55, 62, 148; 149:5]night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.
9I say to God, #See Ps. 18:2; 2 Sam. 22:2 my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me?
# Ps. 38:6; 43:2 Why do I go mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10As with a deadly wound in my bones,
my adversaries taunt me,
# See ver. 3 while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
11 # See ver. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

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