Psalm 42 ESV

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

1 1As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

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2 2My soul thirsts for God, for 3the living God. When shall I come and 4appear before God?a

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    • ¾ 42:2 - Revocalization yields and see the face of God
      3 5My tears have been my food day and night, 6while they say to me all the day long, "Where is your God?"

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      4 These things I remember, as I 7pour out my soul: 8how I would go 9with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, 10a multitude keeping festival.

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      5 11Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you 12in turmoil within me? 13Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvationb

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        • ¿ 42:5 - Hebrew the salvation of my face; also verse 11 and 43:5
          6 and my God.My soul is cast down within me; therefore I 14remember you 15from the land of Jordan and of 16Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

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          7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; 17all your breakers and your 18waves have gone over me.

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          8 By day the LORD 19commands his steadfast love, and at 20night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

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          9 I say to God, 21my rock: "Why have you forgotten me? 22Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"

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          10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, 23while they say to me all the day long, "Where is your God?"

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            • 1134 42:10 - See ver. 3
              11 24Why 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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                • 1135 42:11 - See ver. 5