Psalm 42 CSB

Longing for God

For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.

1 As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, God.

References for Psalms 42:1

      2 I thirst for God, the living God. When can I come and appear before God?a

      References for Psalms 42:2

        • b 42:2 - Ps 84:7; Ex 23:17
          3 My tears have been my food day and night, while all day long people say to me, "Where is your God?"
          4 I remember this as I pour out my heart: how I walked with many, leading the festive procession to the house of God, with joyful and thankful shouts.
          5 Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.
          6 Ib am deeply depressed; therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

          References for Psalms 42:6

            • c 42:6 - Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read Him, the salvation of His presence. Verse 6: My God, I
              7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and Your billows have swept over me.c

              References for Psalms 42:7

                  8 The Lord will send His faithful love by day; His song will be with me in the night- a prayer to the God of my life.
                  9 I will say to God, my rock,d "Why have You forgotten me? Why must I go about in sorrow because of the enemy's oppression?"

                  References for Psalms 42:9

                    • e 42:9 - Ps 18:2; 31:3
                      10 My adversaries taunt me, as if crushing my bones, while all day long they say to me, "Where is your God?"
                      11 Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.