Parallel Verses

King James Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him
For the help of His presence.

Holman Bible

Why am I so depressed?
Why this turmoil within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him,
my Savior and my God.

International Standard Version

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for once again I will praise him, since his presence saves me.

A Conservative Version

Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And [why] are thou disquieted within 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.

Amplified


Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become restless and disturbed within me?
Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him
For the help of His presence.

Bible in Basic English

Why are you crushed down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? put your hope in God; for I will again give him praise who is my help and my God.

Darby Translation

Why art thou cast down, my soul, and art disquieted in me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, for the health of his countenance.

Julia Smith Translation

Why wilt thou be bowed down, O my soul? and be disturbed upon me? Hope upon God, for yet shall I praise him for the salvation of his face.

King James 2000

Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disturbed within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul, and disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will again praise him, [for] the salvation of his presence.

Modern King James verseion

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and moan within me? Hope in God; for I shall praise Him for the salvation of His face.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul, and why art thou so disquieted within me? Put thy trust in God; for I will give him thanks for the help of his countenance.

NET Bible

Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset? Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.

New Heart English Bible

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God. For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence.

The Emphasized Bible

Why shouldst thou be cast down, O my soul? And why shouldst thou moan over me? Wait thou for God, for yet shall I praise him, As the triumph of my presence.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence.

Youngs Literal Translation

What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? Yea, art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him: The salvation of my countenance -- My God!

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Psalm 42:5

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

4 When 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. 5 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. 6 O 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.


Cross References

Psalm 42:11

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, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43:5

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

Psalm 44:3

For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Psalm 71:14

But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

Psalm 77:3

I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Numbers 6:26

The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

1 Samuel 30:6

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

Job 13:15

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

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 35:14

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

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 38:6

I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 55:4-5

My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Psalm 56:3

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 56:11

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

Psalm 61:2

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 91:15-16

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Psalm 142:2-3

I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

Psalm 143:3-4

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

Lamentations 3:24-26

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

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, God with us.

Matthew 26:38

Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 14:33-34

And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

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, So shall thy seed be.

Hebrews 10:36-37

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

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