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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.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 42

NKYƐM A ƐTO SO ABIEN

NNWOM 42-72

Onipa a wɔatwa no asu mpaebɔ

1Sɛnea ɔforote pere hwehwɛ nsu no, saa ara na mepere hwehwɛ wo, O Onyankopɔn. Wo ho sukɔm de me. Onyankopɔn teasefo, bere bɛn na metumi akɔ akɔsom wo wɔ w’anim? Misu awia ne anadwo na nusu nko ne m’aduan. Bere nyinaa m’atamfo bisa me se, “Wo Nyankopɔn wɔ he?”

Sɛ mekae mmere bi a atwam no a, ɛhye me koma mu; bere a me ne nnipakuw kɔɔ Onyankopɔn fi na midii wɔn anim bere a yɛnam na wɔde anigye ne ahosɛpɛw to dwom yi Onyankopɔn ayɛ no. Adɛn na me werɛ ahow? Adɛn na nsɛm rehaw me? Mede m’ani bɛto Onyankopɔn so, na bio, mɛkamfo no, m’agyenkwa ne me Nyankopɔn. O’ me Nyankopɔn, awerɛhow ahyɛ me kra so, enti mefi Yordan asase so, Hermon Bepɔw ne Misar Bepɔw so akae wo. W’asorɔkye abu afa me so, na awerɛhow ahyɛ me so sɛ nsuyiri, sɛ nsuworo a egyigye. Awurade nkyerɛ ne daa dɔ no nnɛ sɛnea ɛbɛma mato dwom anadwo abɔ me kra ho mpae akyerɛ Onyankopɔn.

Mibisa wo, Awurade, me gyefo se, “Adɛn nti na wo werɛ afi me? Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ mekɔ so hu amane wɔ m’atamfo atirimmɔden mu? 10 Wɔn kasatia abubu me; sɛ wɔkɔ so bisa me se, “Wo Nyankopɔn no wɔ he?” no. 11 Adɛn nti na me werɛ ahow saa? Adɛn nti na me ho yeraw me? Mede me ho bɛto Onyankopɔn so, na bio, mɛkamfo no, m’agyenkwa ne me Nyankopɔn.