BOOK 2

Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile.

1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul 1pants for You, O God.

References for Psalms 42:1

    • a 42:1 - Lit "longs for"
    • b 42:1 - Lit "longs for"
      2 My soul 2thirsts for God, for the 3living God; When shall I come and 4appear before God?

      References for Psalms 42:2

        • c 42:2 - Some mss read "see the face of God"
          3 My 5tears have been my food day and night, While they 6say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

          References for Psalms 42:3

          4 These things I remember and I 7pour out my soul within me. For I 8used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of 9joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

          References for Psalms 42:4

            • d 42:4 - Or "move slowly with them"
              5 10Why are you 11in despair, O my soul? And why have you become 12disturbed within me? 13Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the 14help of His presence.

              References for Psalms 42:5

                • e 42:5 - Or "sunk down"
                • f 42:5 - Or "Wait for"
                • g 42:5 - Or "still"
                • h 42:5 - Some ancient versions read "Him, the help of my countenance and my God"
                • i 42:5 - Or "saving acts of"
                  6 O my God, my soul is in despair within me; Therefore * I 15remember You from 16the land of the Jordan And the peaks of 17Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

                  References for Psalms 42:6

                    • j 42:6 - Or "sunk down"
                    • k 42:6 - Lit "Hermons"
                      7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your 18breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.

                      References for Psalms 42:7

                      8 The LORD will 19command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me 20in the night, A prayer to 21the God of my life.

                      References for Psalms 42:8

                      9 I will say to God 22my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go 23mourning because of the 24oppression of the enemy?"

                      References for Psalms 42:9

                        • l 42:9 - Or "while the enemy oppresses"
                          10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they 25say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

                          References for Psalms 42:10

                          11 26Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

                          References for Psalms 42:11

                            • m 42:11 - Or "sunk down"
                            • n 42:11 - Or "Wait for"
                            • o 42:11 - Or "saving acts of"