Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile.
For the choir director. A ▼▼ Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful PsalmMaskil of the sons of Korah.1 As the deer ▼
▼ Lit longs forpants for the water brooks,
So my soul ▼
▼ Lit longs for, d pants for You, O God.
2My 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?
3My i tears have been my food day and night,
While they j say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
4These 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 themlead them in procession to the house of God,
With the voice of n joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.
5 o Why are you ▼ , 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 stillagain praise ▼
▼ Some ancient versions read Him, the help of my countenance and my GodHim
For the ▼
▼ Or saving acts of, x help of His presence.
6O my God, my soul is ▼in despair within me;
Therefore I z remember You from aa the land of the Jordan
And the ▼
▼ Lit Hermonspeaks of ac Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
7Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your ad breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
8The 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.
9I will say to God ah my rock, “Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go ai mourning ▼
▼ Or while the enemy oppressesbecause of the ak oppression of the enemy?”
10As 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 ▼in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
▼ Or Wait forHope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
▼ Or saving acts ofhelp of my countenance and my God.
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