Compare Translations for Psalm 42:8

Psalm 42:8 ASV
[Yet] Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time; And in the night his song shall be with me, [Even] a prayer unto the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 BBE
But the Lord will send his mercy in the daytime, and in the night his song will be with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 CEB
By day the LORD commands his faithful love; by night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 CJB
By day ADONAI commands his grace, and at night his song is with me as a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 RHE
(41-9) In the daytime the Lord hath commanded his mercy; and a canticle to him in the night. With me is prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 ESV
By day the LORDcommands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 GW
The LORD commands his mercy during the day, and at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 GNT
May the Lord show his constant love during the day, so that I may have a song at night, a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 HNV
The LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: A prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 CSB
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.
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Psalm 42:8 KJV
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 LEB
By day Yahweh commands his loyal love, and in the night his song [is] with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 NAS
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 NCV
The Lord shows his true love every day. At night I have a song, and I pray to my living God.
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Psalm 42:8 NIRV
During the day the LORD sends his love to me. During the night I sing about him. I say a prayer to the God who gives me life.
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Psalm 42:8 NIV
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 NKJV
The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me-- A prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 NLT
Through each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.
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Psalm 42:8 NRS
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 RSV
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love; and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 DBY
In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, a prayer unto the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 MSG
Then God promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God's prayer.
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Psalm 42:8 WBT
[Yet] the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song [shall be] with me, [and] my prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 TMB
Yet the LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me and my prayer unto the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 TNIV
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 WEB
Yahweh will command his lovingkindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: A prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalm 42:8 WYC
The Lord sent his mercy in the day; and his song in the night (The Lord sent forth his love in the day; and his song in the night). With me is the prayer to (the) God of my life;
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Psalm 42:8 YLT
By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song [is] with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
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Psalms 42 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 42

The conflict in the soul of a believer.

Verses 1-5 The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a living God. To appear before the Lord is the desire of the upright, as it is the dread of the hypocrite. Nothing is more grievous to a gracious soul, than what is intended to shake its confidence in the Lord. It was not the remembrance of the pleasures of his court that afflicted David; but the remembrance of the free access he formerly had to God's house, and his pleasure in attending there. Those that commune much with their own hearts, will often have to chide them. See the cure of sorrow. When the soul rests on itself, it sinks; if it catches hold on the power and promise of God, the head is kept above the billows. And what is our support under present woes but this, that we shall have comfort in Him. We have great cause to mourn for sin; but being cast down springs from unbelief and a rebellious will; we should therefore strive and pray against it.

Verses 6-11 The way to forget our miseries, is to remember the God of our mercies. David saw troubles coming from God's wrath, and that discouraged him. But if one trouble follow hard after another, if all seem to combine for our ruin, let us remember they are all appointed and overruled by the Lord. David regards the Divine favour as the fountain of all the good he looked for. In the Saviour's name let us hope and pray. One word from him will calm every storm, and turn midnight darkness into the light of noon, the bitterest complaints into joyful praises. Our believing expectation of mercy must quicken our prayers for it. At length, is faith came off conqueror, by encouraging him to trust in the name of the Lord, and to stay himself upon his God. He adds, And my God; this thought enabled him to triumph over all his griefs and fears. Let us never think that the God of our life, and the Rock of our salvation, has forgotten us, if we have made his mercy, truth, and power, our refuge. Thus the psalmist strove against his despondency: at last his faith and hope obtained the victory. Let us learn to check all unbelieving doubts and fears. Apply the promise first to ourselves, and then plead it to God.

Psalms 42 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 42

Psalms 42:1-11 . perhaps one of this Levitical family of singers accompanying David in exile, mourns his absence from the sanctuary, a cause of grief aggravated by the taunts of enemies, and is comforted in hopes of relief. This course of thought is repeated with some variety of detail, but closing with the same refrain.

1, 2. Compare ( Psalms 63:1 ).
panteth--desires in a state of exhaustion.

2. appear before God--in acts of worship, the terms used in the command for the stated personal appearance of the Jews at the sanctuary.

3. Where is thy God?--implying that He had forsaken him (compare 2 Samuel 16:7 , Psalms 3:2 , 22:8 ).

4. The verbs are properly rendered as futures, "I will remember," &c.,--that is, the recollection of this season of distress will give greater zest to the privileges of God's worship, when obtained.

5. Hence he chides his despondent soul, assuring himself of a time of joy.
help of his countenance--or, "face" (compare Numbers 6:25 , Psalms 4:6 , 16:11 ).

6. Dejection again described.
therefore--that is, finding no comfort in myself, I turn to Thee, even in this distant "land of Jordan and the (mountains) Hermon, the country east of Jordan.
hill Mizar--as a name of a small hill contrasted with the mountains round about Jerusalem, perhaps denoted the contempt with which the place of exile was regarded.

7. The roar of successive billows, responding to that of floods of rain, represented the heavy waves of sorrow which overwhelmed him.

8. Still he relies on as constant a flow of divine mercy which will elicit his praise and encourage his prayer to God.

9, 10. in view of which ( Psalms 42:8 ), he dictates to himself a prayer based on his distress, aggravated as it was by the cruel taunts and infidel suggestions of his foes.

11. This brings on a renewed self-chiding, and excites hopes of relief.
health--or help.
of my countenance--(compare Psalms 42:5 ) who cheers me, driving away clouds of sorrow from my face.
my God--It is He of whose existence and favor my foes would have me doubt.