For the director of music. A maskil[c] of the Sons of Korah.
1 As 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 One[d] 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.
Psalm 42:1In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
Psalm 42:1In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
Psalm 42:1Title: Probably a literary or musical term
Psalm 42:4See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
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