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Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

May 8 - NT, Psalms & Proverbs

 

Psalms 42-43

Chapter 42

BOOK II

Psalms 42–72

Psalm 42[a][b]

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

1 As the deer(a) pants for streams of water,(b)
     so my soul pants(c) for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts(d) for God, for the living God.(e)
     When can I go(f) and meet with God?
3 My tears(g) have been my food
     day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
     "Where is your God?"(h)
4 These things I remember
     as I pour out my soul:(i)
how I used to go to the house of God(j)
     under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy(k) and praise(l)
     among the festive throng.(m)

5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?(n)
     Why so disturbed(o) within me?
Put your hope in God,(p)
     for I will yet praise(q) him,
     my Savior(r) and my God.(s)

6 My soul is downcast within me;
     therefore I will remember(t) you
from the land of the Jordan,(u)
     the heights of Hermon(v)—from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deep(w)
     in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
     have swept over me.(x)

8 By day the Lord directs his love,(y)
     at night(z) his song(aa) is with me—
     a prayer to the God of my life.(ab)

9 I say to God my Rock,(ac)
     "Why have you forgotten(ad) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(ae)
     oppressed(af) by the enemy?"(ag)
10 My bones suffer mortal agony(ah)
     as my foes taunt(ai) me,
saying to me all day long,
     "Where is your God?"(aj)

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
     Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
     for I will yet praise him,
     my Savior and my God.(ak)

Chapter 43

Psalm 43[a]

1 Vindicate me, my God,
     and plead my cause(a)
     against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me(b) from those who are
     deceitful and wicked.(c)
2 You are God my stronghold.
     Why have you rejected(d) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(e)
     oppressed by the enemy?(f)
3 Send me your light(g) and your faithful care,(h)
     let them lead me;(i)
let them bring me to your holy mountain,(j)
     to the place where you dwell.(k)
4 Then I will go(l) to the altar(m) of God,
     to God, my joy(n) and my delight.(o)
I will praise you with the lyre,(p)
     O God, my God.

5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
     Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
     for I will yet praise him,
     my Savior and my God.(q)

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