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Psalm 42 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:1 - For the choir director. A [fn]Maskil of the sons of Korah.
As the deer [fn]pants for the water brooks,
So my soul [fn]pants for You, O God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:2 - My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When shall I come and [fn]appear before God?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:3 - My tears have been my food day and night,
While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:4 - These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me.
For I used to go along with the throng and [fn]lead them in procession to the house of God,
With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:5 - Why are you [fn]in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
[fn]Hope in God, for I shall [fn]again praise [fn]Him
For the [fn]help of His presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:6 - O my God, my soul is [fn]in despair within me;
Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan
And the [fn]peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:7 - Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:8 - The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime;
And His song will be with me in the night,
A prayer to the God of my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:9 - I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning [fn]because of the oppression of the enemy?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:10 - As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me,
While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:11 - Why are you [fn]in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
[fn]Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
The [fn]help of my countenance and my God.
NASB95 Footnotes
Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Literally: longs for
Some mss read see the face of God
Or, move slowly with them
Or, sunk down
Or, Wait for
Or, still
Some ancient versions read Him, the help of my countenance and my God
Or, saving acts of
Or, sunk down
Literally: Hermons
Or, while the enemy oppresses
Or, sunk down
Or, Wait for
Or, saving acts of

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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