Psalms 42:2

“My soule thirsteth for God, for the liuing God: when shall I come and appeare before God?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
- King James Version

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

My soul is dry for need of God, the living God; when may I come and see the face of God?
- Basic English Bible

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
- Darby Bible

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
- Webster's Bible

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
- World English Bible

My soul thirsted for God, for the living God, When do I enter and see the face of God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

(42:3) My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: 'When shall I come and appear before God?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:2


42:2 Thirsteth - Not after vain useless idols, but after the only true and living God. Appear - In the place of his special presence and publick worship.


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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