The sun rises and the sun sets,
    and hurries back to where it rises.(A)

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11 Sun and moon stood still(A) in the heavens
    at the glint of your flying arrows,(B)
    at the lightning(C) of your flashing spear.

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Yet their voice[a] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.(A)
In the heavens God has pitched a tent(B) for the sun.(C)
    It is like a bridegroom(D) coming out of his chamber,(E)
    like a champion(F) rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens(G)
    and makes its circuit to the other;(H)
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 19:4 Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew measuring line

20 “This is what the Lord says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day(A) and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time,(B)

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19 He made the moon to mark the seasons,(A)
    and the sun(B) knows when to go down.
20 You bring darkness,(C) it becomes night,(D)
    and all the beasts of the forest(E) prowl.
21 The lions roar for their prey(F)
    and seek their food from God.(G)
22 The sun rises, and they steal away;
    they return and lie down in their dens.(H)
23 Then people go out to their work,(I)
    to their labor until evening.(J)

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36 that his line will continue forever
    and his throne endure before me like the sun;(A)
37 it will be established forever like the moon,
    the faithful witness in the sky.”(B)

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BOOK II

Psalms 42–72

Psalm 42[a][b]

For the director of music. A maskil[c] of the Sons of Korah.

As the deer(A) pants for streams of water,(B)
    so my soul pants(C) for you, my God.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
  2. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
  3. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

13 So the sun stood still,(A)
    and the moon stopped,
    till the nation avenged itself on[a] its enemies,

as it is written in the Book of Jashar.(B)

The sun stopped(C) in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting(D) for Israel!

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 10:13 Or nation triumphed over

22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,(A)
cold and heat,
summer and winter,(B)
day and night
will never cease.”(C)

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