Psalms 42

BOOK 2

Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile.

For the choir director. A
Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Maskil of the sons of Korah.

As the deer
Lit longs for
pants for the water brooks,
So my soul
Lit longs for
,
d pants for You, O God.
My soul e thirsts for God, for the f living God;
When shall I come and
Some mss read see the face of God
,
h appear before God?
My i tears have been my food day and night,
While they j say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
These things I remember and I k pour out my soul within me.
For I l used to go along with the throng and
Or move slowly with them
lead them in procession to the house of God,
With the voice of n joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

o Why are you
Or sunk down
,
q in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become r disturbed within me?
Or Wait for
,
t Hope in God, for I shall
Or still
again praise
Some ancient versions read Him, the help of my countenance and my God
Him
For the
Or saving acts of
,
x help of His presence.
O my God, my soul is
Or sunk down
in despair within me;
Therefore I z remember You from aa the land of the Jordan
And the
Lit Hermons
peaks of ac Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your ad breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
The  Lord will ae command His lovingkindness in the daytime;
And His song will be with me af in the night,
A prayer to ag the God of my life.

I will say to God ah my rock, “Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go ai mourning
Or while the enemy oppresses
because of the ak oppression of the enemy?”
10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me,
While they al say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
11  am Why are you
Or sunk down
in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Or Wait for
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
The
Or saving acts of
help of my countenance and my God.

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