Psalms 42
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1  For the leader. A maskil of the Korachites.

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מַשְׂכִּיל לִבְנֵי־קֹרַח׃

2  Like a hind crying for water, my soul cries for You, O Hashem;

ב  כְּאַיָּל תַּעֲרֹג עַל־אֲפִיקֵי־מָיִם כֵּן נַפְשִׁי תַעֲרֹג אֵלֶיךָ אֱלֹהִים׃

3  my soul thirsts for Hashem, the living Hashem; O when will I come to appear before Hashem!

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

4  My tears have been my food day and night; I am ever taunted with, “Where is your God?”

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

5  When I think of this, I pour out my soul: how I walked with the crowd, moved with them, the festive throng, to the House of Hashem with joyous shouts of praise.

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

6  Why so downcast, my soul, why disquieted within me? Have hope in Hashem; I will yet praise Him for His saving presence.

ו  מַה־תִּשְׁתּוֹחֲחִי נַפְשִׁי וַתֶּהֱמִי עָלָי הוֹחִילִי לֵאלֹהִים כִּי־עוֹד אוֹדֶנּוּ יְשׁוּעוֹת פָּנָיו׃

7  O my God, my soul is downcast; therefore I think of You in this land of Yarden and Chermon, in Mount Mizar,

e-lo-HAI a-LAI naf-SHEE tish-to-KHAKH al KAYN ez-ko-r’-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 Chermon, in Mount Mizar

A young man living in the northern region of Israel longs for Yerushalayim, his soul thirsting for closeness to God. Unable to reach the holy city, he finds his inspiration in Mount Chermon. Soaring over two thousand eight hundred meters above sea level, this mountain range is covered in snow for much of the year, and the runoff of melting snow is a major source of freshwater for the Yarden River which flows into the Sea of Galilee. The runoff from the top of the Chermon also enables a fertile plant life and rich vegetation below the snow line of the mountain, 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 seeks spiritual inspiration two hundred kilometers southward, from a small hill upon which stands the Beit Hamikdash and from where the word of Hashem emanates to the entire world, Yerushalayim.1 comment

8  where deep calls to deep in the roar of Your cataracts; all Your breakers and billows have swept over me.

ח  תְּהוֹם־אֶל־תְּהוֹם קוֹרֵא לְקוֹל צִנּוֹרֶיךָ כָּל־מִשְׁבָּרֶיךָ וְגַלֶּיךָ עָלַי עָבָרוּ׃

9  By day may Hashem vouchsafe His faithful care, so that at night a song to Him may be with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

ט  יוֹמָם יְצַוֶּה יְהוָה חַסְדּוֹ וּבַלַּיְלָה שירה [שִׁירוֹ] עִמִּי תְּפִלָּה לְאֵל חַיָּי׃

10  I say to Hashem, my rock, “Why have You forgotten me, why must I walk in gloom, oppressed by my enemy?”

י  אוֹמְרָה לְאֵל סַלְעִי לָמָה שְׁכַחְתָּנִי לָמָּה־קֹדֵר אֵלֵךְ בְּלַחַץ אוֹיֵב׃

11  Crushing my bones, my foes revile me, taunting me always with, “Where is your God?”

יא  בְּרֶצַח בְּעַצְמוֹתַי חֵרְפוּנִי צוֹרְרָי בְּאָמְרָם אֵלַי כָּל־הַיּוֹם אַיֵּה אֱלֹהֶיךָ׃

12  Why so downcast, my soul, why disquieted within me? Have hope in Hashem; I will yet praise Him, my ever-present help, 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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