مزامير 42

لِإِمَامِ ٱلْمُغَنِّينَ. قَصِيدَةٌ لِبَنِي قُورَحَ كَمَا يَشْتَاقُ ٱلْإِيَّلُ إِلَى جَدَاوِلِ ٱلْمِيَاهِ، هَكَذَا تَشْتَاقُ نَفْسِي إِلَيْكَ يَا ٱللهُ.١1
For the leader. A maskil of the Korahites. Like the hart which longs for brooks of water, I long for you, God.
عَطِشَتْ نَفْسِي إِلَى ٱللهِ، إِلَى ٱلْإِلَهِ ٱلْحَيِّ. مَتَى أَجِيءُ وَأَتَرَاءَى قُدَّامَ ٱللهِ؟٢2
I thirst for God, for my living God. When shall I enter in, and see the face of God?
صَارَتْ لِي دُمُوعِي خُبْزًا نَهَارًا وَلَيْلًا إِذْ قِيلَ لِي كُلَّ يَوْمٍ: «أَيْنَ إِلَهُكَ؟».٣3
My tears have been my food by day and by night; for they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
هَذِهِ أَذْكُرُهَا فَأَسْكُبُ نَفْسِي عَلَيَّ: لِأَنِّي كُنْتُ أَمُرُّ مَعَ ٱلْجُمَّاعِ، أَتَدَرَّجُ مَعَهُمْ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱللهِ بِصَوْتِ تَرَنُّمٍ وَحَمْدٍ، جُمْهُورٌ مُعَيِّدٌ.٤4
My heart floods with sorrow, as I call to mind: how I used to pass on with the throng, at their head, to the house of God, with glad shouts and giving of thanks, in the throng who kept festival.
لِمَاذَا أَنْتِ مُنْحَنِيَةٌ يَا نَفْسِي؟ وَلِمَاذَا تَئِنِّينَ فِيَّ؟ ٱرْتَجِي ٱللهَ، لِأَنِّي بَعْدُ أَحْمَدُهُ، لِأَجْلِ خَلَاصِ وَجْهِهِ.٥5
Why am I downcast? Why this moaning within me? Hope in God; for yet will I praise him, my help, my God.
يَا إِلَهِي، نَفْسِي مُنْحَنِيَةٌ فِيَّ، لِذَلِكَ أَذْكُرُكَ مِنْ أَرْضِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ وَجِبَالِ حَرْمُونَ، مِنْ جَبَلِ مِصْعَرَ.٦6
I am sunk in my misery; I will therefore call you to mind from the land of Jordan and Hermon, the mountain Mizar.
غَمْرٌ يُنَادِي غَمْرًا عِنْدَ صَوْتِ مَيَازِيبِكَ. كُلُّ تَيَّارَاتِكَ وَلُجَجِكَ طَمَتْ عَلَيَّ.٧7
Flood is calling to flood at the noise of your cataracts; all your waves and your breakers have passed over me.
بِٱلنَّهَارِ يُوصِي ٱلرَّبُّ رَحْمَتَهُ، وَبِاللَّيْلِ تَسْبِيحُهُ عِنْدِي صَلَاةٌ لِإِلَهِ حَيَاتِي.٨8
In the day I cry to the Lord to summon his kindness; and the song that I sing in the night is a prayer to the living God.
أَقُولُ لِلهِ صَخْرَتِي: «لِمَاذَا نَسِيتَنِي؟ لِمَاذَا أَذْهَبُ حَزِينًا مِنْ مُضَايَقَةِ ٱلْعَدُوِّ؟».٩9
I say to God my rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk so sadly, so hard pressed by the foe?”
بِسَحْقٍ فِي عِظَامِي عَيَّرَنِي مُضَايِقِيَّ، بِقَوْلِهِمْ لِي كُلَّ يَوْمٍ: «أَيْنَ إِلَهُكَ؟».١٠10
It pierces me to the heart to hear the enemy's taunts, as all the day long they say to me, “Where is your God?”
لِمَاذَا أَنْتِ مُنْحَنِيَةٌ يَا نَفْسِي؟ وَلِمَاذَا تَئِنِّينَ فِيَّ؟ تَرَجَّيِ ٱللهَ، لِأَنِّي بَعْدُ أَحْمَدُهُ، خَلَاصَ وَجْهِي وَإِلَهِي.١١11
Why am I downcast? Why this moaning within me? Hope in God; for yet will I praise him, my help, my God.