Psalm 42 CEBA

BOOK II

(Psalms 42–72)

Psalm 42

For the music leader. A maskil of the Korahites.

1 abJust like a deer that craves streams of water, my whole beingc craves you, God.

References for Psalms 42:1

    • ­ 42:1 - Pss 42–43 form one single poem; cf the note at Pss 9–10.
    • ® 42:1 - Perhaps <i>instruction</i>
    • ¯ 42:1 - Or <i>soul</i>; also in 42:2, 4, 5, 6, 11; 43:5
      2 My whole being thirsts for God, for the living God. When will I come and see God's face?d

      References for Psalms 42:2

        • ° 42:2 - Syr, Tg; MT <i>and appear before God?</i>
          3 My tears have been my food both day and night, as people constantly questioned me, "Where's your God now?"
          4 But I remember these things as I bare my soul: how I made my way to the mighty one's abode,e to God's own house, with joyous shouts and thanksgiving songs— a huge crowd celebrating the festival!

          References for Psalms 42:4

            • ± 42:4 - Heb uncertain
              5 Why, I ask myself, are you so depressed? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God.
              6 My whole being is depressed. That's why I remember you from the land of Jordan and Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
              7 Deep called to deep at the noise of your waterfalls; all your massive waves surged over me.
              8 By day the LORD commands his faithful love; by night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.
              9 I will say to God, my solid rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I have to walk around, sad, oppressed by enemies?"
              10 With my bones crushed, my foes make fun of me, constantly questioning me: "Where's your God now?"
              11 Why, I ask myself, are you so depressed? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God.