Psalm 42 New American Standard Bible

Thirsting for God

42 1  As the deer pants for the water brooks , So my soul pants for You, O God . 2  My soul thirsts for God , for the living God ; When shall I come and appear before God ? 3  My tears have been my food day and night , While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God ?" 4  These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God , With the voice of joy and thanksgiving , a multitude keeping festival . 5  Why are you in despair , O my soul ? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God , for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence .

6  O my God , my soul is in despair within me; Therefore e I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the peaks of Hermon , from Mount Mizar . 7  Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls ; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. 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 . 9  I will say to God my rock , "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy ?" 10  As a shattering of my bones , my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God ?" 11  Why are you in despair , O my soul ? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God , for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God .


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