Psalm 42 and meaning

Have you ever felt far from God without knowing how to explain why? We all have moments of weakness and knowing how to recognize them will help us. For this we bring you Psalm 42 from the Bible!

Psalm 42 of the Bible

In life we find moments of great happiness and others of deep sadness. As Christians we should know that the Lord is always at our side and that we only have to find him in the scriptures to solve our problems.

Even so, there are times when it is difficult to raise our heads and find the willpower to pray. We have all felt this way at one time or another, and we don’t have to be sad about it. is part of our lives.

The Psalm 42 of the Bible shows us a similar situation and can help us to know how to manage those moments when we feel so far from the Lord. For this reason, in Your Online Bible we bring you a biblical commentary of Psalm 42, with a detailed analysis of its verses and some more facts.

After this introduction, we start whenever you want!

Psalm 42 kjv complete spoken

To welcome you to this article, we leave you below the Psalm 42 in its entirety in its auditory version. Although later you can read the complete written text, from Your Online Bible we believe that it is always good to know both versions to have a general idea of the text.

We suggest that you listen to him in a quiet environment that helps you to understand his words and also to feel the Lord’s protection. the Lord’s protection during prayer. We hope you enjoy it!

Psalm 42 - Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses. (With words - KJV)

Psalm 42 kjv in English and large print

To complete your introduction to the text, you can now read it calmly and without pressure. Here is Psalm 42 in English and large print version kjv of the Bible. Open your heart to the Word of God!

1(To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

3My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

6O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

8Yet 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.

9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

10As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

11Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Explanation and meaning on Psalm 42

After this introduction to the text, we are now going to carry out an exhaustive analysis of its verses. As we always say, take our commentary as a prayer guide and add your thoughts and those of your community.

The beauty of Christianity is the strength that comes from unity during a prayer, so we encourage you to share this guide with your loved ones.

  • Psalm 42:1

As the deer bellows through the currents of the waters,

Thus cries out for you, O God, my soul.”

Psalm 42 begins with a profoundly inspiring image: a graceful deer bellowing through a dry forest, hoping to find water to save his life. We do not know the reason for the drought, although that is not the important thing, as many different origins can create this same situation.

We need God, just like the deer need water, so we must seek him with all our strength, regardless of the origin of our problem.

  • Psalm 42:2

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;

When shall I come, and stand before God?”

The first sentence of this second verse repeats the message of the previous verse, although now emphasizing that it is a necessity. Our soul thirsts for God.

The second sentence, launches into the air a thoughtful question which can have several interpretations. Do we not find God in difficult moments because we do not have enough strength to look for Him or because we do not know where to look?

Deep down, we all know where we can find the Lord, so all we need to do is get up and pray. get up and pray.

  • Psalm 42:3

They were my tears my bread day and night,

While they say to me every day, “Where is your God?”

This third verse relates the suffering felt in the situations mentioned. A deep sadness envelops us when we feel a sense of far from the Lord and our strength fails us.

Moreover, this is aggravated when those who live constantly far from God, take advantage of the moments of weakness moments of weakness to try to convince you that the Lord is not there to help us.

  • Psalm 42:4

I remember these things, and I pour out my soul within me;

How I went with the multitude, and led them to the house of God,

Amid voices of joy and praise from the people in celebration.”

In times of difficulty our mind travels to other times when we have been happy, trying to feel better and alleviate the sorrow we feel. We see this in this fourth verse, following this psalm that allows us to identify ourselves in each verse.

In addition, this joy is related to the the proximity of God. And so it is, true happiness is found close to the Lord.

  • Psalm 42:5

Why art thou cast down, O my soul,

And you are disturbed inside me?

Wait upon God; for I shall yet praise him,

My salvation and my God.”

The internal discussion of what is the solution to the the solution to the problemsbut being unable to realize it is typical of any difficult moment.

Here the psalmist illustrates this very thing, asking his soul the reason for his affliction, if he is conscious that the answer is in God and it is in Him that he will find salvation.

  • Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul is cast down within me;

Therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan,

And of the Hermonites, from the mountain of Mizar.”

After recognizing that the solution to all problems is in God, it is only necessary to start walking in that direction to solve them. So, no matter how far we may feel from the Lord, we must always to remember Him.

This verse speaks of the physical distance, far from the land of Jerusalem the psalmist feels sad; this being a metaphor for the sadness of feeling far from God.

  • Psalm 42:7

One abyss calls to another at the voice of your waterfalls;

All thy waves and thy billows have passed over me.”

Making another metaphor about water, the author treats the problems as if they were waves and he was sinking under each one of them. Everyone has felt this way at some time or another, but we must never give up.

This is the lowest point of the psalm, when everything seems all seems lost because there is no strength to swim to the surface we see before our eyes.

  • Psalm 42:8

But in the daytime Jehovah will command his mercy,

And at night his song will be with me,

And my prayer to the God of my life.”

After these moments of desolation, a glimmer of confidence brings us back to life. brings us back to life and gives us strength to continue. The power of the mind is something that we cannot comprehend, so if we have it with the Lord in mind, we will achieve salvation.

With faith the greatest wonders of this world have been done. In this verse we have three concepts related to the Lord that we should remember when we feel far from Him for any reason: mercy, protection and life.

  • Psalm 42:9

I will say to God, My rock, why hast thou forgotten me?

Why shall I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

Even if everything gets better, the fight is long. The Lord is our rock, our sustenance and in Him we can trust for everything. Our human condition makes us need it as much as food at our tables, faith being the spiritual thirst.

The psalmist already feels the presence of God by his sidebut his enemies are still oppressing him, a slow process with a difficult solution.

  • Psalm 42:10 and Psalm 42:11

As one who wounds my bones, my enemies affront me,

Saying to myself every day: Where is your God?

Why do you abate, O my soul,

And why are you troubled within me?

Wait upon God; for I shall yet praise him,

My salvation and my God.”

The last two verses repeat what has already been said above, even so, now we feel closer to God and we have enough strength and we have enough strength to seek him.

We must be patient when things are not going well, but walk with a firm step towards God. Nothing will happen if nothing is done. Let us surrender our hearts and trust to the Lord and with faith everything will work out. Have no doubt about it.

Who wrote Psalm 42

There is no clear consensus on who wrote Psalm 42, which we find in the Old Testament of the Bible, specifically in the Book of Psalms.

Some scholars claim that David wrote it, as well as almost all the other psalms in the book. On this occasion, it is believed that David wrote the psalm during his exile from Jerusalem, thus feeling alienated from the temple and from God because of his persecution.

However, others believe that, as the title of the psalm says, it was written by. “the sons of Korah”.. Korah was a biblical character who rebelled against Moses many years before, although his descendants converted and served as servants of the Lord.

These worked on the music that was played in the temple in Jerusalem, having thus musical knowledge enough to write this psalm. Even so, something is wrong with this hypothesis, since Psalm 42 is written in the singular and not in the plural as would be expected when it has several authors.

Psalm 42 Prayer

Now you know everything you need to understand Psalm 42 of the Bible and we propose you to to pray a prayer with it. Never stop looking for God, as a deer looks for water.

It is a very powerful very powerful prayerideal for the grayest and most difficult days. Don’t hesitate to send it to anyone you know who is not having a good time, along with the whole article. I’m sure it will help you!

Psalm 42 (Loudest Praise) | Shane & Shane

More information on Psalm 42 (King James Version)

Many classical composers were inspired by this psalm to create their works. Psalm 42 is a universal text with which every person in the world can identify. The best known piece is from the magnificent J. S. BachThis is the sixth movement of the work “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis”.Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis”.

Other modern groups have also created adaptations of this psalm with contemporary music. contemporary music. This is the case of Twice, who leave us this wonderful song along with a very inspiring video.

We hope you like it!

Tori Kelly - Psalm 42 (Live)

We say goodbye here to this profound article.

We hope that we have helped you if you are going through a complicated situation, or that we have at least guided you in your reflections on the Word of God.

So, we say goodbye for today until the next article! And if you want to continue reading Psalms from the Bible, you will find many more in our Psalms section.


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