(A)Why are you [a](B)in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become (C)disturbed within me?
[b](D)Hope in God, for I shall [c]again praise [d]Him
For the [e](E)help of His presence.
O my God, my soul is [f]in despair within me;
Therefore I (F)remember You from (G)the land of the Jordan
And the [g]peaks of (H)Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your (I)breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
The Lord will (J)command His lovingkindness in the daytime;
And His song will be with me (K)in the night,
A prayer to (L)the God of my life.

I will say to God (M)my rock, “Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go (N)mourning [h]because of the (O)oppression of the enemy?”
10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me,
While they (P)say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
11 (Q)Why are you [i]in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
[j]Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
The [k]help of my countenance and my God.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:5 Or sunk down
  2. Psalm 42:5 Or Wait for
  3. Psalm 42:5 Or still
  4. Psalm 42:5 Some ancient versions read Him, the help of my countenance and my God
  5. Psalm 42:5 Or saving acts of
  6. Psalm 42:6 Or sunk down
  7. Psalm 42:6 Lit Hermons
  8. Psalm 42:9 Or while the enemy oppresses
  9. Psalm 42:11 Or sunk down
  10. Psalm 42:11 Or Wait for
  11. Psalm 42:11 Or saving acts of

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