42:1 For the Leader; Maschil of the sons of Korah.

42:2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.

42:3 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: 'When shall I come and appear before God?'

42:4 My tears have been my food day and night, while they say unto me all the day: 'Where is Thy God?'

42:5 These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I passed on with the throng, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.

42:6 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His countenance.

42:7 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore do I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, and the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.

42:8 Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of Thy cataracts; all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me.

42:9 By day the Lord will command His lovingkindness, and in the night His song shall be with me, even a prayer unto the God of my life.

42:10 I will say unto God my Rock: 'Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?'

42:11 As with a crushing in my bones, mine adversaries taunt me; while they say unto me all the day: 'Where is Thy God?'

42:12 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.



Hebrew Transliteration

42:1 lamnatsêach maskiyl libhnêy-qorach

42:2 ke'ayyâl ta`arogh`al-'aphiyqêy-mâyim kên naphshiy tha`arogh 'êleykha 'elohiym

42:3 tsâme'âh naphshiy lê'lohiym le'êl chây mâthay 'âbho' ve'êrâ'eh penêy'elohiym

42:4 hâyethâh-liy dhim`âthiy lechem yomâm vâlâyelâh be'emor'êlay kol-hayyom 'ayyêh 'eloheykha

42:5 'êlleh 'ezkerâh ve'eshpekhâh`âlay naphshiy kiy 'e`ebhor bassâkh 'eddaddêm `adh-bêyth 'elohiymbeqol-rinnâh vethodhâh hâmon choghêgh

42:6 mah-tishtochachiy naphshiyvattehemiy `âlây hochiyliy lê'lohiym kiy-`odh 'odhennu yeshu`othpânâyv

42:7 'elohay `âlay naphshiy thishtochâch `al-kên 'ezkârkha mê'eretsyardên vechermoniym mêhar mits`âr

42:8 tehom-'el-tehom qorê' leqoltsinnoreykha kol-mishbâreykha veghalleykha `âlay `âbhâru

42:9 yomâmyetsavveh Adonay chasdo ubhallaylâh shiyrâh [shiyro] `immiytephillâh le'êl chayyây

42:10 'omerâh le'êl sal`iy lâmâh shekhachtâniylâmmâh-qodhêr 'êlêkh belachats 'oyêbh

42:11 beretsach be`atsmothaychêrephuniy tsorerây be'âmrâm 'êlay kol-hayyom 'ayyêh 'eloheykha

42:12 mah-tishtochachiy naphshiy umah-tehemiy `âlây hochiyliy lê'lohiymkiy-`odh 'odhennu yeshu`oth pânay vê'lohây


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