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 (Traditional)

詩篇 42

卷二:詩篇42—72

流落異鄉者的禱告

可拉後裔作的訓誨詩,交給樂長。

1上帝啊,我的心切慕你,
像鹿切慕溪水。
我心裡渴慕上帝,
渴慕永活的上帝,
我何時才能去朝拜祂呢?
我不吃不喝,晝夜以淚洗面,
人們整天譏笑我:
「你的上帝在哪裡?」
從前我帶領眾人浩浩蕩蕩去上帝的殿,
在歡呼、感恩聲中一起過節。
我回想這些事,
心中無限憂傷。
我的心啊!
你為何沮喪?為何煩躁?
要仰望上帝,
因為我還要讚美祂——我的救主,我的上帝。

我的上帝啊,我心中沮喪,
便在約旦河、黑門山和米薩山想起你。
你的瀑布發出巨響,
迴盪在深淵之間,
你的洪濤巨浪淹沒我。
白天耶和華將祂的慈愛澆灌我;
夜間我歌頌祂,
向賜我生命的上帝禱告。
我對上帝——我的磐石說:
「你為何忘記我?
為何要我受仇敵的攻擊,使我哀傷不已呢?」
10 仇敵的辱罵刺骨鑽心。
他們整天對我說:
「你的上帝在哪裡?」
11 我的心啊!
你為何沮喪?為何煩躁?
要仰望上帝,
因為我還要讚美祂——我的救主,我的上帝。