Verse of the Day

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Psalm 42:2 NIV

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

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Translations of Today's Verse

King James Version

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

English Standard Version

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?Revocalization yields and see the face of God

The Message

I'm thirsty for God-alive. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?"

New King James Version

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

New Living Translation

I thirst for God, the living God. When can I come and stand before him?

Commentary on Today's Verse

Commentary on Psalm 42:1-5

(Read Psalm 42:1-5)

The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. Living souls never can take up their rest any where short of a living God. To appear before the Lord is the desire of the upright, as it is the dread of the hypocrite. Nothing is more grievous to a gracious soul, than what is intended to shake its confidence in the Lord. It was not the remembrance of the pleasures of his court that afflicted David; but the remembrance of the free access he formerly had to God's house, and his pleasure in attending there. Those that commune much with their own hearts, will often have to chide them. See the cure of sorrow. When the soul rests on itself, it sinks; if it catches hold on the power and promise of God, the head is kept above the billows. And what is our support under present woes but this, that we shall have comfort in Him. We have great cause to mourn for sin; but being cast down springs from unbelief and a rebellious will; we should therefore strive and pray against it.

Psalm 42:2 In-Context

1 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 termAs the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

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 OneSee Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

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.

This Week's Daily Bible Verses

Saturday, May 18

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

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Friday, May 17

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -- and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

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Thursday, May 16

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.

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Wednesday, May 15

James 1:21

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

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Tuesday, May 14

Psalm 32:10

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.

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Monday, May 13

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.

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Sunday, May 12

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

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