Psalm 42 (New International Version)

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BOOK II

Psalms 42-72

For the director of music. A "maskil" of the Sons of Korah.

1 As the deer1 pants for streams of water,2 so my soul pants3 for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts4 for God, for the living God.5 When can I go6 and meet with God? 3 My tears7 have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"8 4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul:9 how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God,10 with shouts of joy11 and thanksgiving12 among the festive throng.13 5 Why are you downcast,14 O my soul? Why so disturbed15 within me? Put your hope in God,16 for I will yet praise17 him, my Savior18 and 6 my God.19 Mya soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember20 you from the land of the Jordan,21 the heights of Hermon22--from Mount Mizar. 7 Deep calls to deep23 in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.24 8 By day the LORD directs his love,25 at night26 his song27 is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.28 9 I say to God my Rock,29 "Why have you forgotten30 me? Why must I go about mourning,31 oppressed32 by the enemy?"33 10 My bones suffer mortal agony34 as my foes taunt35 me, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?"36 11 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.37
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