Psalm 42:2
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English Standard Version
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

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

American Standard Version
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 41:8-10) Continuation of the description of the conduct of the enemies and of the false friend. התלחשׁ, as in 2 Samuel 12:19, to whisper to one another, or to whisper among themselves; the Hithpa. sometimes (cf. Genesis 42:1) has a reciprocal meaning like the Niphal. The intelligence brought out by hypocritical visitors of the invalid concerning his critical condition is spread from mouth to mouth by all who wish him ill as satisfactory news; and in fact in whispers, because at that time caution was still necessary. עלי stands twice in a prominent position in the sense of contra me. רעה לּי belong together: they maliciously invent what will be the very worst for him (going beyond what is actually told them concerning him). In this connection there is a feeling in favour of בּליּעל being intended of an evil fate, according to Psalm 18:5, and not according to Psalm 101:3 (cf. Deuteronomy 15:9) of pernicious or evil thought and conduct. And this view is also supported by the predicate יצוּק בּו: "a matter of destruction, an incurable evil (Hitzig) is poured out upon him," i.e., firmly cast upon him after the manner of casting metal (Job 41:15.), so that he cannot get free from it, and he that has once had to lie down will not again rise up. Thus do we understand אשׁר in Psalm 41:9; there is no occasion to take it as an accusative by departing from the most natural sense, as Ewald does, or as a conjunction, as Hitzig does. Even the man of his peace, or literally of his harmonious relationship (אישׁ שׁלום as in Obadiah 1:7, Jeremiah 20:10; Jeremiah 38:22), on whom he has depended with fullest confidence, who did eat his bread, i.e., was his messmate (cf. Psalm 55:15), has made his heel great against him, lxx ἐμεγάλυνεν ἐπ ̓ ἐμὲ πτερνισμόν. The combination הגדּיל עקב is explained by the fact that עקב is taken in the sense of a thrust with the heel, a kick: to give a great kick, i.e., with a good swing of the foot.

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Psalm 36:8,9 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures...

Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land...

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.

Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.


Job 23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns...

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble...

John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you...


Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life...

Psalm 84:4,10 Blessed are they that dwell in your house: they will be still praising you. Selah...

Cross References
Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, "I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."

Romans 9:26
"And in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' there they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"

1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

Revelation 22:4
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

Exodus 23:17
Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD.

Joshua 3:10
And Joshua said, "Here is how you shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

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