2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 42 (KJV) 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. The word is strong, and expresses that eagerness and fervency of desire, which yields three stanzas. Appear before God.—Exodus 23:17 shows that this was the usual phrase for frequenting the sanctuary (comp. Psalms 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. When shall I come and appear before God? When can I go k and meet with God? In the psalm, "not seeing God" means "not *worshipping God". Psalms 42:1-11.-The Psalmist's panting after restoration to the sanctuary, from which he has been excluded by God's judicial wrath: his tears flow while his foes taunt him with his being deserted by God. Psalm 84:2; Psalm 36:9.). As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Hope in God! In the first place, then, there is in every man an unconscious and unsatisfied longing after God, and that is the state of nature. Where is thy God? His body is not *thirsty, but his *soul inside him is *thirsty. Thirst satisfied. *b When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? UP LOOK FOR THE DOWNCAST Scripture: Psalms 42 &43 I. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. He is a hostage so that he cannot go to the *temple and see God. See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. The conflict in the soul of a believer. The one who asks for more of Jesus and keeps on asking will receive. Maschil--(See on Ps 32:1, title). Every chapter is devoted to praise and thanksgiving from the author to Yahweh. Hope in God! This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. For the director of music. A Maskil of the Korahites. There are three respects especially in which our God is said to be the living God. sometimes (cf. It gives an example of a Syrian raid (e.g., 2 Kgs. It comes from a Hebrew verb that means to make someone wise, or to instruct. Title. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 137, which is also an exilic Psalm). Despite sadness, the psalmist hopes once again to join the worshiping crowds. Search Bible Dictionaries Psalm 42:2, ESV: "My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When shall I come and appear before God?" Psalms 42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 1. He trusted in God. : 41:8-10) Continuation of the description of the conduct of the enemies and of the false friend. Psalm 62:1-note For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. That of natural beauty. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. when shall I come and appear before God? The intense heart-yearnings of the Psalmist for the Lord and his deep pleading enquiry to know the whereabouts of his God, resounds like the repetitive tolling of a bell through the intensely personal pleadings of Korah, in his Psalm - before he finally reached victory in his heart and a deep satisfaction within his soul. 3 My soul thirsts for God, the living God. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. That’s why most versions don’t translate it. Psalms 42:1 [To the chief Musician H5329 , Maschil H4905 , for the sons H1121 of Korah.] Psalm 42:2 NIV - My soul thirsts for God, for the living - Bible Gateway. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.#Maschil…: or, A Psalm giving instruction of the sons, et 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 6 my God. 2. Psalms 42:1-2. See notes at Psalm 3:2 and Ge. meaning of psalm 42:2. He has, herein, an eye to God as the living God, that has life in himself, and is the fountain of life and all happiness to those that are his, the living God, not only in opposition to dead idols, the works of men's hands, but to all the dying comforts of this world, which perish in the using. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. The one who seeks the Saviour and keeps on seeking will find Him and the one that thirsts and pants and keep on thirsting and panting for more of Jesus - will have their thirst quenched. When I am downcast I think of you: from the land of Jordan and Hermon, I think of you, humble mountain. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. (Psalms 42–72) Psalm 42 Longing for God and His Help in Distress. Psalm 42:2 King James Version (KJV) with a word-for-word translation and meaning from the original Hebrew Scriptures, its context and search popularity level. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. - See Psalm 3:2; Psalm 22:8. Bible Language English. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. The second thing to notice in the heading is that the psalm is called a Maskil. Thirsting for God. Psalm 53:6-note Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! 1 To the choirmaster. 3 I'm on a diet of tears - tears for breakfast, tears for supper. A maskil#Title: Probably a litera Commentary on Psalm 42:1-5 (Read Psalm 42:1-5). The psalmist evidently expected that this would be; but to one who loves public worship the time seems long when he is prevented from enjoying that privilege. To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. Levi was one of the sons of Jacob. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. meaning, not in heaven, as desiring the beatific vision; but in the tabernacle, where were the worship of God, and the ark, the symbol of the divine Presence, and where the Israelites appeared before him, even in Zion; see Psalm 84:7. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Let us, that we may realize this thirst of the soul, dwell upon the contrast. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Psalms 42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? sometimes (cf. 8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term; Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. When shall I come and appear before God? Book 2The Exodus PsalmsPsalms of suffering and redemptionA Cry for RevivalFor the Pure and Shining OneA contemplative poem for instruction, by the prophetic singers of Korah’s clanI long to drin H7141 As the hart H354 panteth H6165 after the water H4325 brooks, H650 … My tears have been my food. A depth of urgency and deep pathos is captured in these verses as the metaphor of a weary hind, parched from the blistering heat of the day, is exhausted from the pounding pursuit of howling hounds, who are relentlessly hot on her trail and baying for her blood. When I am downcast I think of you: from the land of Jordan and Hermon, I think of you, humble mountain. In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 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