Book Two

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

To the choirmaster. A Maskil[a] of (A)the Sons of Korah.

42 (B)As a deer pants for flowing streams,
    so pants my soul for you, O God.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 42:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term

20 Even the beasts of the field (A)pant for you
    because the water brooks are dried up,
(B)and fire has devoured
    the pastures of the wilderness.

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30 Behold, he scatters his lightning about him
    and covers the roots of the sea.

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