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Psalm 42:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

BOOK TWO

Psalms 42–72

Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses

To the Chief Musician. A [a]Contemplation of the sons of Korah.

42 As the deer [b]pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 42:1 Heb. Maschil
  2. Psalm 42:1 Lit. longs for
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Psalm 42:1 New International Version (NIV)

BOOK II

Psalms 42–72

Psalm 42[a][b]

For the director of music. A maskil[c] of the Sons of Korah.

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
  2. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
  3. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
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Psalm 42:1 King James Version (KJV)

42 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

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