Psalm 42 Meaning - Verse by Verse Explanation from Bible

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Discover Psalm 42 Commentary in detail, with their Bible study and explained, as well as their meaning in the Catholic Bible among others.

Psalm 42-1

As a deer longs for streams of water,
so my soul longs for you, O God.

Psalm 42-2

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When will I come and present myself before God?

Psalm 42-3

My tears have been my bread day and night,
while they say to me every day: Where is your God?

Psalm 42-4

I remember these things and pour out my soul within me,
when I went with the crowd and led them to the house of God,
with a voice of joy and gratitude, the crowd celebrating.

Psalm 42-5

Why are you downcast, my soul,
and are you troubled within me?
Wait on God, because I have yet to praise him
for the salvation of his presence.

Psalm 42-6

My God, my soul is downcast within me;
I will remember you, therefore, from the land of the Jordan
and the Hermonites, from Mount Mizar.

Psalm 42-7

An abyss calls to another at the voice of your waterfalls;
all your waves and your waves have passed over me.

Psalm 42-8

By day the Lord will command his loving-kindness,
and by night his song will be with me,
and my prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 42-9

And to God, my rock, I will say: Why have you forgotten me?
Why should I mourn the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 42-10

With breakage in my bones, my enemies reproach me,
saying to me every day: Where is your God?

Psalm 42-11

Why are you downcast, my soul,
and why are you troubled within me?
Wait on God, because I have yet to praise him,
my salvation and my God!

Psalm 42 Meaning

The meaning of Psalm 42



 is very interesting, it speaks to us of two terms: God and the Soul. In this Psalms God makes reference to the cleanliness and necessity of the soul. It also speaks to us of that relationship of the soul with God, that depth that the Psalm speaks of does not mean anything other than a fullness of communion between the soul and our Lord.

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