New Translation Psalms 42

Psalm 42  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
1 To the chief musician; Maschil, to the sons of Korah.
2 As the hart longeth after the brooks of water, so my soul longeth after thee, Ο God.
3 My soul hath thirsted for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
4 My tears have been food to me by day and by night, whilst they say unto me all the day, Where [is] thy God?
5 These things do I remember, and I pour out my soul within me; when1 I pass through the crowd, I go softly with them unto the house of God with the voice of singing and praise, a multitude keeping a feast.
6 Why art thou cast down, [O] my soul, and hast been disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance.
7 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan and the Hermonites, from the mountain Mizar.
8 Deep is calling unto deep at the voice of thy waterfalls; all thy waves and thy billows have passed over me.
9 By day Jehovah commandeth his mercy, and by night his song [is] with me, supplication to the God of my life.
10 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
11 With a sword in my bones mine oppressors have reproached me, when they say all the day unto me, Where is thy God?
12 Why art thou cast down, [O] my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance and my God.