Psalms Chapter 42
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 Dauids zeale to serue God in the Temple. 5 He incourageth his soule to trust in God.

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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.1

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

3 My teares haue bene my meate day and night; while they continually say vnto me, Where is thy God?3

4 When I remember these things, I powre out my soule in mee; for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God; with the voyce of ioy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day.

5 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.5

6 O my God, my soule is cast downe within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Iordane, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Missar.6

7 Deepe calleth vnto deepe at the noyse of thy water-spouts: all thy waues, and thy billowes are gone ouer me.

8 Yet the Lord will command his louing kindnes in the day time, and in the night his song shalbe with me, and my prayer vnto the God of my life.

9 I will say vnto God, My rocke, why hast thou forgotten me? why goe I mourning, because of the oppression of the enemy?

10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproch mee: while they say dayly vnto me, Where is thy God?10

11 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.


Psalms Chapter 42 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

1 Hebr. brayeth.
3 Psal.80. 5.
5 Hebr. bowed downe. , Or, giue thankes. , Or, his presence is saluation.
6 Or, the little hill.
10 Or, killing.

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