Indeed, I count everything as loss because of (A)the surpassing worth of (B)knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I (C)have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having (D)a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but (E)that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

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17 O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you will (A)strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

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Book Two

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

To the choirmaster. A Maskil[a] of (A)the Sons of Korah.

42 (B)As a deer pants for flowing streams,
    so pants my soul for you, O God.
(C)My soul thirsts for God,
    for (D)the living God.
When shall I come and (E)appear before God?[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 42:2 Revocalization yields and see the face of God

(A)Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you (B)in turmoil within me?
(C)Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:5 Hebrew the salvation of my face; also verse 11 and 43:5

11 (A)Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God.

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