Psalms 42:11

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why art thou cast downe, O my soule? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, `Who is' the help of my countenance, and my God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why are you crushed down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? put your hope in God; for I will again give him praise who is my help and my God.
- Basic English Bible

Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, [who is] the health of my countenance, and my God.
- Darby Bible

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
- Webster's Bible

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, the saving help of my countenance, and my God.
- World English Bible

What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(42:12) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 42:11

  • William for verse 11
    Many times in life we may feel discouraged, but there is a place we can go. David had this kind of day when he wrote this scripture. He had to talk to himself and say you need to trust God. he reminded himself to put his future in God 's hands. What has you down? It may be a doctor 's report, job loss, divorce, child on drugs, family problems, death of loved one, senseless evil or attack against you. If you can turn your eyes on the Lord and see His salvation your heart will be filled with a new hope for living!
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 11
    Why are you crushed oh my soul? Why are you disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him. Who is the health of my countenance, and my God. No matter what the trial, God gives us hope, help, and healing. So rather than being depressed, praise God, just as the deer pants after the water brooks, so we must pant after God, the living God. Jesus said because I live, ye shall live also. The thief comes to steal, kill, and to destroy, but Christ comes that we may have life, and that more abundantly.

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