Psalms 42
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1  For the Leader; Maschil of the sons of Korach.

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מַשְׂכִּיל לִבְנֵי קֹרַח.

2  As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.

ב  כְּאַיָּל תַּעֲרֹג עַל אֲפִיקֵי מָיִם כֵּן נַפְשִׁי תַעֲרֹג אֵלֶיךָ אֱלֹהִים.

3  My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: ‘When shall I come and appear before God?’

ג  צָמְאָה נַפְשִׁי לֵאלֹהִים לְאֵל חָי מָתַי אָבוֹא וְאֵרָאֶה פְּנֵי אֱלֹהִים.

4  My tears have been my food day and night, while they say unto me all the day: ‘Where is thy God?’

ד  הָיְתָה לִּי דִמְעָתִי לֶחֶם יוֹמָם וָלָיְלָה בֶּאֱמֹר אֵלַי כָּל הַיּוֹם אַיֵּה אֱלֹהֶיךָ.

5  These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I passed on with the throng, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.

ה  אֵלֶּה אֶזְכְּרָה וְאֶשְׁפְּכָה עָלַי נַפְשִׁי כִּי אֶעֱבֹר בַּסָּךְ אֶדַּדֵּם עַד בֵּית אֱלֹהִים בְּקוֹל רִנָּה וְתוֹדָה הָמוֹן חוֹגֵג.

6  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His countenance.

ו  מַה תִּשְׁתּוֹחֲחִי נַפְשִׁי וַתֶּהֱמִי עָלָי הוֹחִלִי לֵאלֹהִים כִּי עוֹד אוֹדֶנּוּ יְשׁוּעוֹת פָּנָיו.

7  O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore do I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, and the Chermonim, from the hill Mizar.

e-lo-HAI a-LAI naf-SHEE tish-to-KHAKH al kayn ez-kor-KHA may-E-retz yar-DAYN v’-kher-mo-NEEM may-HAR mitz-AR

ז  אֱלֹהַי עָלַי נַפְשִׁי תִשְׁתּוֹחָח עַל כֵּן אֶזְכָּרְךָ מֵאֶרֶץ יַרְדֵּן וְחֶרְמוֹנִים מֵהַר מִצְעָר.

42:7   And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar

A young man living in the northern region of the Land of Israel longs for Jerusalem, his soul thirsting for closeness to God. Where does he find his inspiration otherwise? Mount Hermon. Soaring over 2800 meters above sea level, this mountain range is covered in snow for most of the year, and the runoff of melting snow is the major source of freshwater for the Jordan River which flows into the Sea of Galilee. The Hermon mountain range splits into many fertile valleys, and the southern slopes of the mountains extend to the northern Golan Heights. Yet despite the richness in rain, vegetation and awe-inspiring vistas, the psalmist still seek spiritual inspiration 200 kilometers southward, from a small hill upon which stands the Temple and from there the word of God emanates to the entire world.

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8  Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of Thy cataracts; all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me.

ח  תְּהוֹם אֶל תְּהוֹם קוֹרֵא לְקוֹל צִנּוֹרֶיךָ כָּל מִשְׁבָּרֶיךָ וְגַלֶּיךָ עָלַי עָבָרוּ.

9  By day Hashem will command His lovingkindness, and in the night His song shall be with me, even a prayer unto the God of my life.

ט  יוֹמָם יְצַוֶּה יְהוָה חַסְדּוֹ וּבַלַּיְלָה שִׁירֹה עִמִּי תְּפִלָּה לְאֵל חַיָּי.

10  I will say unto God my Rock: ‘Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?’

י  אוֹמְרָה לְאֵל סַלְעִי לָמָה שְׁכַחְתָּנִי לָמָּה קֹדֵר אֵלֵךְ בְּלַחַץ אוֹיֵב.

11  As with a crushing in my bones, mine adversaries taunt me; while they say unto me all the day: ‘Where is thy God?’

יא  בְּרֶצַח בְּעַצְמוֹתַי חֵרְפוּנִי צוֹרְרָי בְּאָמְרָם אֵלַי כָּל הַיּוֹם אַיֵּה אֱלֹהֶיךָ.

12  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.

יב  מַה תִּשְׁתּוֹחֲחִי נַפְשִׁי וּמַה תֶּהֱמִי עָלָי הוֹחִילִי לֵאלֹהִים כִּי עוֹד אוֹדֶנּוּ יְשׁוּעֹת פָּנַי וֵאלֹהָי.

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  • My soul also longs to go to Land of Israel. I also long to visit Jerusalem and touch the Temple Wall and place in it a Prayer To God. There are times when we feel that we have lost our connection with God. I do not understand why i feel this ,why any of us feel this way. I do know it makes me feel terrible and very alone inside. However God does not ever leave his children. We need to always remember this. Even when it may feel like he has left, He is right by our side. We need never forget that. Especially during these times. When your enemies, your friends are on your backs, they say were is your God? ring him forward to defend you, here right now, this moment in time, prove to us his is alive. Do not be fooled by your enemies, for they are backed by evil and corrupted by the devil. Cling to your faith and trust in God, even when he may not appear to be there, he is ever by your side, Faith in God is everything. Always praise God even in the darkest of hours. Give praise when all is good and times are at there best. Praise God in his glory and for his salvation to man. God is living light and the salvation of man. God is Everything. Carl

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