Bible: Psalm 42:1-5

Book 2
(Psalms 42-72)

Psalm 42 1 

42:1 For the music director; a well-written song 2  by the Korahites.

As a deer 3  longs 4  for streams of water,

so I long 5  for you, O God!

42:2 I thirst 6  for God,

for the living God.

I say, 7  “When will I be able to go and appear in God’s presence? 8 

42:3 I cannot eat, I weep day and night; 9 

all day long they say to me, 10 Where is your God?

42:4 I will remember and weep! 11 

For I was once walking along with the great throng to the temple of God,

shouting and giving thanks along with the crowd as we celebrated the holy festival. 12 

42:5 Why are you depressed, 13  O my soul? 14 

Why are you upset? 15 

Wait for God!

For I will again give thanks

to my God for his saving intervention. 16 

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