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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  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

19 A loving doe, a graceful deer(A)
    may her breasts satisfy you always,
    may you ever be intoxicated with her love.

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Then will the lame(A) leap like a deer,(B)
    and the mute tongue(C) shout for joy.(D)
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
    and streams(E) in the desert.

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19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;(A)
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.(B)

For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

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