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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?”
As a crushing of my bones [with a sword], my adversaries taunt me,
While they say continually to me, “Where is your God?”
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.

Ketab El Hayat

ﺍﻟﻤﺰﺍﻣﻴﺮ 42

الْمَزْمُورُ الثَّانِي وَالأَرْبَعُونَ

لِقَائِدِ الْمُنْشِدِينَ. مَزْمُورٌ تَعْلِيمِيٌّ لِبَنِي قُورَحَ

مِثْلَمَا تَشْتَاقُ الْغِزْلاَنُ إِلَى جَدَاوِلِ الْمِيَاهِ، هَكَذَا تَشْتَاقُ نَفْسِي إِلَيْكَ يَا اَللهُ. نَفْسِي عَطْشَى إِلَى اللهِ الإِلَهِ الْحَيِّ، فَمَتَى أَجِيءُ وَأَمْثُلُ أَمَامَ اللهِ؟ قَدْ صَارَتْ دُمُوعِي طَعَامِي الْوَحِيدَ نَهَاراً وَلَيْلاً، إِذْ قِيلَ لِي كُلَّ يَوْمٍ: «أَيْنَ إِلَهُكَ»؟ حِينَ أَتَأَمَّلُ فِي نَفْسِي تُعَاوِدُنِي هَذِهِ الذِّكْرَى: كَيْفَ كُنْتُ أُرَافِقُ حُشُودَ الْعَابِدِينَ الْمُحْتَفِلِينَ بِالْعِيدِ وَأَقُودُهُمْ فِي الْحُضُورِ إِلَى بَيْتِ اللهِ، هَاتِفاً مَعَهُمْ فَرَحاً وَحَمْداً. لِمَاذَا أَنْتِ مُكْتَئِبَةٌ يَا نَفْسِي؟ وَلِمَاذَا أَنْتِ قَلِقَةٌ فِي دَاخِلِي؟ تَرَجَّيِ اللهَ، فَإِنِّي سَأَظَلُّ أَحْمَدُهُ، لأَنَّهُ عَوْنِي وَإِلَهِي. إِلَهِي، إِنَّ نَفْسِي مُكْتَئِبَةٌ فِيَّ، لِذَلِكَ أَذْكُرُكَ مِنْ وَادِي الأُرْدُنِّ، وَمِنْ جِبَالِ حَرْمُونَ، وَمِنْ جَبَلِ مِصْعَرَ. أَمْوَاجُ النَّكَبَاتِ تَوَالَتْ عَلَيَّ كَمَا تَتَوَالَى مِيَاهُ شَلاَلاَتِكَ. يُبْدِي الرَّبُّ لِي رَحْمَتَهُ فِي النَّهَارِ، وَفِي اللَّيْلِ تُرَافِقُنِي تَرْنِيمَتُهُ، صَلاَةٌ لإِلَهِ حَيَاتِي. أَقُولُ لِلهِ صَخْرَتِي: «لِمَاذَا نَسِيْتَنِي؟» لِمَاذَا أَطُوفُ نَائِحاً مِنْ مُضَايَقَةِ الْعَدُوِّ؟ 10 لَقَدْ عَيَّرَنِي مُضَايِقِيَّ وَسَحَقُوا عِظَامِي، إِذْ يَقُولُونَ لِي طُولَ النَّهَارِ: أَيْنَ إِلَهُكَ؟» 11 لِمَاذَا أَنْتِ مُكْتَئِبَةٌ يَا نَفْسِي، وَلِمَاذَا أَنْتِ قَلِقَةٌ؟ تَرَجَّيِ اللهَ، فَإِنِّي سَأَظَلُّ أَحْمَدُهُ، لأَنَّهُ عَوْنِي وَإِلَهِي.