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Psalm 42Names of God Bible (NOG)

BOOK TWO

(Psalms 42–72)

Psalm 42

For the choir director; a maskil[a] by Korah’s descendants.

As a deer longs for flowing streams,
    so my soul longs for you, O Elohim.
My soul thirsts for Elohim, for El Chay.
    When may I come to see Elohim’s face?
My tears are my food day and night.
    People ask me all day long, “Where is your Elohim?”
I will remember these things as I pour out my soul:
    how I used to walk with the crowd
        and lead it in a procession to Elohim’s house.
            I sang songs of joy and thanksgiving
                while crowds of people celebrated a festival.

Why are you discouraged, my soul?
    Why are you so restless?
        Put your hope in Elohim,
            because I will still praise him.
                He is my savior and my Elohim.

My soul is discouraged.
    That is why I will remember you
        in the land of Jordan, on the peaks of Hermon, on Mount Mizar.
One deep sea calls to another at the roar of your waterspouts.
    All the whitecaps on your waves have swept over me.[b]
Yahweh commands his mercy during the day,
    and at night his song is with me—
        a prayer to the El of my life.
            I will ask Elohim, my rock,
                “Why have you forgotten me?
                Why must I walk around in mourning
                    while the enemy oppresses me?”
10 With a shattering blow to my bones,
    my enemies taunt me.
    They ask me all day long, “Where is your Elohim?”

11 Why are you discouraged, my soul?
    Why are you so restless?
        Put your hope in Elohim,
            because I will still praise him.
                He is my savior and my Elohim.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 42:1 Unknown musical term.
  2. Psalm 42:7 Hebrew meaning of this verse uncertain.
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