New International Reader's Version

Psalm 42

BOOK II

Psalms 42–72

Psalm 42

For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.

A deer longs for streams of water.
    God, I long for you in the same way.
I am thirsty for God. I am thirsty for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with him?
My tears have been my food
    day and night.
All day long people say to me,
    “Where is your God?”
When I remember what has happened,
    I tell God all my troubles.
I remember how I used to walk to the house of God.
    The Mighty One guarded my steps.
We shouted with joy and praised God
    as we went along with the joyful crowd.

My spirit, why are you so sad?
    Why are you so upset deep down inside me?
Put your hope in God.
    Once again I will have reason to praise him.
    He is my Savior and my God.

My spirit is very sad deep down inside me.
    So I will remember you here where the Jordan River begins.
I will remember you here on the Hermon mountains
    and on Mount Mizar.
You have sent wave upon wave of trouble over me.
    It roars down on me like a waterfall.
All your waves and breakers have rolled over me.

During the day the Lord sends his love to me.
    During the night I sing about him.
    I say a prayer to the God who gives me life.

I say to God my Rock,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go around in sorrow?
    Why am I treated so badly by my enemies?”
10 My body suffers deadly pain
    as my enemies make fun of me.
All day long they say to me,
    “Where is your God?”

11 My spirit, why are you so sad?
    Why are you so upset deep down inside me?
Put your hope in God.
    Once again I will have reason to praise him.
    He is my Savior and my God.

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。