1As a deer longs for the water streams, So my being longs for You, O Elohim.
2My being thirsts for Elohim, for the living Ěl. When shall I enter in to appear before Elohim?
3My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day, “Where is your Elohim?”
4These I remember, and pour out my being within me. For I used to pass along with the throng; I went with them to the House of Elohim, With the voice of joy and praise, A multitude keeping a festival!
5Why are you depressed, O my being? And why are you restless within me? Wait for Elohim: for I shall yet thank Him, For the deliverance of His face!
6O my Elohim, my being is depressed within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Yardĕn, And from the heights of Ḥermon, From Mount Mits‛ar.
7Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and breakers passed over me.
8By day יהוה commands His kindness, And by night His song is with me; A prayer to the Ěl of my life.
9I say to Ěl my Rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10My enemies have reproached me, Like a crushing of my bones, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your Elohim?”
11Why are you depressed, O my being? And why are you restless within me? Wait for Elohim: for I shall yet thank Him, the deliverance of my face, And my Elohim.