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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book II
Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile
For the Chief Musician. Maschil of the sons of Korah.
[1]  AS the hart panteth after the water brooks,
So panteth my soul after thee, O God.
[2]  My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:
When shall I come and appear before God?
[3]  My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually 1 say unto me, Where is thy God?
[4]  These things I remember, and pour out my soul within 2 me,
How I went with the throng, and led 3 them to the house of God,
With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.
[5]  Why art thou cast 4 down, O my soul?
And why art thou disquieted within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him
For the help of his countenance.
[6]  O my God, my soul is cast down within me:
Therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan,
And the Hermons, from the 5 hill Mizar.
[7]  Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls:
All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
[8]  Yet Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time;
And in the night his song shall be with me,
Even a prayer unto the God of my life.
[9]  I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me?
Why go I mourning because 6 of the oppression of the enemy?
[10]  As with a 7 sword in my bones, mine adversaries reproach me,
While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
[11]  Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
And why art thou disquieted within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him,
Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Note 1. Heb. all the day. [back]
Note 2. Heb. upon. [back]
Note 3. Or, went in procession with them. [back]
Note 4. Heb. bowed down. [back]
Note 5. Or, the little mountain. [back]
Note 6. Or, while the enemy oppresseth. [back]
Note 7. Or, crushing. [back]


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