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Psalm 42 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Book Two: Psalms 42—72

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:1 - [fn][fn]For the director of music. A maskil[fn] of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:2 - My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:4 - These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One[fn] with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:5 - Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:6 - My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:8 - By day the LORD directs his love, 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 must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:10 - My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:11 - Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
NIV Footnotes
In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
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