Psalm 42 NIV

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.

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2 My soul thirsts4 for God, for the living God.5 When can I go6 and meet with God?

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3 My tears7 have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"8

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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

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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

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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.

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    • a 42:6 - ,6 A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "praise him for his saving help. / 6 O my God, my"
      7 Deep calls to deep23 in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.24

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      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

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      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

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      10 My bones suffer mortal agony34 as my foes taunt35 me, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?"36

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      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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