Psalms 42:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why art thou cast downe, O my soule, and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him for the helpe of his countenance.
- 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 again praise Him {For} the help of His presence.
- 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 `For' the help of his countenance.
- 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 art disquieted in me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, [for] the health of his countenance.
- Darby Bible

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
- 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 for the saving help of his presence.
- World English Bible

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

(42:6) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His countenance.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 42:5


42:5 For - Heb. for the salvations of his face, for those supports, deliverances and comforts which I doubt not I shall enjoy both in his presence and sanctuary, and from his presence, and the light of his countenance.


Discussion for Psalms 42

  • A disciple
    Tsegazeab zemichael; Greetings to you, Brother, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is so important for us to learn from Jesus what kind of man to be in this world. So many things attack us out of ambush, and the flesh and the devil roar and threaten; but GREATER IS OUR GOD AND SAVIOUR WHO IS IN US! Hallelujah! We need His strength, and we have it! We need His encouragement, He loves us!
  • Tsegazeab zemichael
    At greet you in the name our Lord Jesus Christ then ps42 is so important our life we can incardge and we can get conffidence in our God and we can learn displin for soul and so on this psalm me i think it was written after the 1st distroied the Solomon's temple because the son of korah they were from Levi, Leviticus they wrre around the temple but in this psalm we got them
  • God's follower
    my soul depends on god, without him i am weak. i acknowledge that with him all my trials are brought to nought, i willingly give over my soul unto him. why worry and be trouble heart for he is the reassurance of my health and my light in the dark paths
  • Seven Trumpets
    Patricia Balla; the Lord knows the way that you take, as do all your true brothers and sisters in Christ. I'm very sorry about your son; and I hate that anyone said those things to you, to hurt you. I will never understand how so many people can go in the way of Cain, with all their hatred and hostility toward Jesus, and no fear of God to inflict pain and hurt upon the broken in heart.
  • Seven Trumpets
    God called David from following sheep, to be the shepherd of His people Israel; which was the very thing that the haters of the LORD could not stand. This "Instruction for the Door-keepers" of the LORD's house, teaches about the sorrows we must bear up under, before we come and appear before God. Sadness over when people want to hurt us and mock us is not a mark of God's displeasure, but of favor.
  • Patricia Balla
    This psalm means the world to me.
    When my son was diagnose with stage 4 colon cancer at age 32 ,
    I had shared the news to 3 personal good friends . They all said to me " where is your God ???" Your always perching to us !!!
    I was floored ! Instead of receiving
    Compassion from them . Father God put words in my mouth to respond to them ! He told me to say " He's right here with me !"

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