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Psalm 42 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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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. 2 My whole being thirsts for God, for the living God. When will I come and see God's face?d 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! 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.
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