Psalms 42

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

To the choirmaster. A Maskil
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of b  the Sons of Korah.

1 c  As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 d  My soul thirsts for God,
for e  the living God.
When shall I come and f  appear before God?
Revocalization yields  and see the face of God

3 h  My tears have been my food
day and night,
i  while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
4These things I remember,
as I j  pour out my soul:
k  how I would go l  with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
m  a multitude keeping festival.
5 n  Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you o  in turmoil within me?
p  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation
Hebrew the salvation of my face; also verse 11 and 43:5
6and my God.
My soul is cast down within me;
therefore I r  remember you
s  from the land of Jordan and of t  Hermon,
from Mount Mizar.
7Deep calls to deep
at the roar of your waterfalls;
u  all your breakers and your v  waves
have gone over me.
8By day the  Lord w  commands his steadfast love,
and at x  night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.
9I say to God y  my rock:
Why have you forgotten me?
z  Why do I go mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10As with a deadly wound in my bones,
my adversaries taunt me,
aa  while they say to me all the day long,
Where is your God?”
11 ab  Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.
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