Psalm 42:5
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English Standard Version
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation

King James Bible
Why 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.

American Standard Version
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him For the help of his countenance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou trouble me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him : the salvation of my countenance,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Why 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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 41:11-13) Having now described their behaviour towards him, sick in soul and body as he is, so devoid of affection, yea, so malignantly hostile and so totally contrary to the will and promise of God, David prays that God would raise him up, for he is now lying low, sick in soul and in body. The prayer is followed, as in Psalm 39:14 and many other passages, by the future with ah: that I may be able to requite them, or: then will I requite them. What is meant is the requiting which it was David's duty as a duly constituted king to exercise, and which he did really execute by the power of God, when he subdued the rebellion of Absalom and maintained his ground in opposition to faithlessness and meanness. Instead of בּזאת אדע (Genesis 42:33, cf. Genesis 15:8, Exodus 7:17; Numbers 16:28; Joshua 3:10) the expression is בּזאת ידעתּי in the sense of (ex hoc) cognoverim. On חפצתּ בּי cf. Psalm 18:20; Psalm 22:9; Psalm 35:27. By the second כּי, the בּזאת, which points forwards, is explained. The adversatively accented subject ואני stands first in Psalm 41:13 as a nom. absol., just as in Psalm 35:13. Psalm 41:13 states, retrospectively from the standpoint of fulfilment, what will then be made manifest and assure him of the divine good pleasure, viz., Jahve upholds him (תּמך as in Psalm 63:9), and firmly sets him as His chosen one before Him (cf. Psalm 39:6) in accordance with the Messianic promise in 2 Samuel 7:16, which speaks of an unlimited future.

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Why art thou cast down [heb.] Why art thou bowed down

Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? hope you in God: for I shall yet praise him...

Psalm 35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.

Psalm 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him...

Psalm 55:4,5 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen on me...

Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 142:2,3 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble...

Psalm 143:3,4 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness...

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved...

Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy...

hope

Psalm 27:13,14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living...

Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way...

Psalm 56:3,11 What time I am afraid, I will trust in you...

Psalm 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise you more and more.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light?...

Lamentations 3:24-26 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him...

Romans 4:18-20 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken...

Hebrews 10:36,37 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise...

praise him. or, give thanks
for the help, or, his presence is salvation

Psalm 44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm...

Psalm 91:15,16 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him...

Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance on you, and give you peace.

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is...

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Cross References
Matthew 26:38
Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me."

Psalm 38:6
I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the day I go about mourning.

Psalm 42:11
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Psalm 43:5
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Psalm 44:3
for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.

Psalm 71:14
But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.

Psalm 77:3
When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah

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