Psalms 42:1

To the chiefe Musician, Maschil, for the sonnes of Korah. As the Hart panteth after the water brookes, so panteth my soule after thee, O God.”

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(To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
- King James Version

As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<To the chief music-maker. Maschil. Of the sons of Korah.> Like the desire of the roe for the water-streams, so is my soul's desire for you, O God.
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician. An instruction; of the sons of Korah.} As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
- Darby Bible

To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so my soul panteth after thee, O God.
- Webster's Bible

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God.
- World English Bible

To the Overseer. -- An Instruction. By sons of Korah. As a hart doth pant for streams of water, So my soul panteth toward Thee, O God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(42:1) For the Leader; Maschil of the sons of Korah. (42:2) As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:1


42:1 Panteth - After the enjoyment of thee in thy sanctuary.


Discussion for Psalms 42

  • J Huffman
    I think it makes you realize what your real help comes from...and for you to stop feeling sorry for yourself and trust God with your life and not man.
  • Sheldon
    This shows depression is a real emotion and it does get bad,but JESUS wants us to cling to him a little more. Trust even more ,hope in him a little more. Keep pushing while we praise YAHWEH foever more.
  • Carolyn wilkerson
    i love the Psalms God, protection of David and his love for God his praise and joy in serving his God.
  • Hyacenth
    Psalm 42 , 1-11 Oh LORD I love thee and feel I should just come and be with you to escape all my troubles because when I am glad think of YOU go to the house of GOD the (Church) to be filled with joy and happiness and to experience miracles on those sensitive issues of my life. But verses 5/11 creates an impression that the penitent troubles remains unsolved, then comes the sorrow but 5 says WHY..
  • Christiana Ladipo
    God is forever present even though when we are in doubt at our darkest hour, he will surely wipe away our tears and rekindled our hearts through his grace
  • Dwayne smith
    In a world filled with trouble and sorrows and when our soul is troubled our only hope is God, the living God.

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