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Psalms 42
New Living Translation

For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah.

42As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.

2I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?

3Day and night I have only tears for food, while my enemies continually taunt me, saying, "Where is this God of yours?"

4My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be. I walked among the crowds of worshipers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks amid the sound of a great celebration!

5Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again - my Savior and

6my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you - even from distant Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan, from the land of Mount Mizar.

7I hear the tumult of the raging seas as your waves and surging tides sweep over me.

8But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.

9"O God my rock," I cry, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?"

10Their taunts break my bones. They scoff, "Where is this God of yours?"

11Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again - my Savior and my God!



[1] Psalms 42:1Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term



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