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Psalm 42 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Book Two

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:1 - To the choirmaster. A Maskil[fn] of the Sons of Korah.
As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:2 - My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:3 - My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:4 - These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
a multitude keeping festival.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:5 - 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[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:6 - and my God.
My soul is cast down within me;
therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
from Mount Mizar.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:7 - Deep calls to deep
at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves
have gone over me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:8 - By day the LORD commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:9 - I say to God, my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:10 - As with a deadly wound in my bones,
my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:11 - 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.
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Revocalization yields and see the face of God
Hebrew the salvation of my face; also verse 11 and 43:5
ESV

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