Amplified Bible

Psalm 42

Book Two

Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile.

To the Chief Musician. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, of the sons of Korah.

1As the deer pants [longingly] for the water brooks,
So my [a]soul pants [longingly] for You, O God.

My soul (my life, my inner self) thirsts for God, for the living God.
When will I come and see the face of God?

My tears have been my food day and night,
While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

These things I [vividly] remember as I pour out my soul;
How I used to go along before the great crowd of people and lead them in procession to the house of God [like a choirmaster before his singers, timing the steps to the music and the chant of the song],
With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a great crowd keeping a festival.


Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become restless and disturbed within me?
Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him
For the help of His presence.

O my God, my soul is in despair within me [the burden more than I can bear];
Therefore I will [fervently] remember You from the land of the Jordan
And the peaks of [Mount] Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

Deep calls to deep at the [thundering] sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.

Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
And in the night His song will be with me,
A prayer to the God of my life.


I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 
As a crushing of my bones [with a sword], my adversaries taunt me,
While they say continually to me, “Where is your God?”
11 
Why are you in despair, O my soul?
Why have you become restless and disquieted within me?
Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him,
The [b]help of my countenance and my God.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 42:1 The Hebrew word translated “soul” in this psalm and elsewhere in the book of Psalms is nephesh. This word usually refers to a person’s “life” or “self,” but can also mean “throat,” as perhaps in vv 1, 2.
  2. Psalm 42:11 Or saving acts of.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 42

卷二:诗篇42—72

流落异乡者的祷告

可拉后裔作的训诲诗,交给乐长。

1上帝啊,我的心切慕你,
像鹿切慕溪水。
我心里渴慕上帝,
渴慕永活的上帝,
我何时才能去朝拜祂呢?
我不吃不喝,昼夜以泪洗面,
人们整天讥笑我:
“你的上帝在哪里?”
从前我带领众人浩浩荡荡去上帝的殿,
在欢呼、感恩声中一起过节。
我回想这些事,
心中无限忧伤。
我的心啊!
你为何沮丧?为何烦躁?
要仰望上帝,
因为我还要赞美祂——我的救主,我的上帝。

我的上帝啊,我心中沮丧,
便在约旦河、黑门山和米萨山想起你。
你的瀑布发出巨响,
回荡在深渊之间,
你的洪涛巨浪淹没我。
白天耶和华将祂的慈爱浇灌我;
夜间我歌颂祂,
向赐我生命的上帝祷告。
我对上帝——我的磐石说:
“你为何忘记我?
为何要我受仇敌的攻击,使我哀伤不已呢?”
10 仇敌的辱骂刺骨钻心。
他们整天对我说:
“你的上帝在哪里?”
11 我的心啊!
你为何沮丧?为何烦躁?
要仰望上帝,
因为我还要赞美祂——我的救主,我的上帝。