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Psalm 42

To the chief Musician. Maschil. For the sons of Korah
1 As the deer pants after the water brooks, so my soul pants after You, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living Mighty God; when shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day, Where is your God?
4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me; for I had gone with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping the feast.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and murmur within me? Hope in God; for I shall praise Him for the deliverance coming from His presence.
6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember You from the land of Jordan, from the summits of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and Your billows have gone over me.
8 Jehovah will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, my prayer to the Mighty God of my life.
9 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 with a shattering of my bones, my enemies have reproached me, while they say daily to me, Where is your God?
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why do you murmur within me? Hope in God; for I still praise Him for the deliverance coming from the presence of my God.
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