Psalm 42 NIV

BOOK II

Psalms 42–72

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

1 abcAs the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

References for Psalms 42:1

    • ¿ 42:1 - In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
    • À 42:1 - In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
    • Á 42:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

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      3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

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      4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty Onedwith shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

      References for Psalms 42:4

        • Â 42:4 - See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
          5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

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          6 My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.

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              7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

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              8 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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              9 I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”

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              10 My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

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              11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

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