SEV Biblia, Chapter 42:1 Â¶ Al Vencedor: Masquil a los hijos de Coré. Como el ciervo brama por las corrientes de las aguas, así clama por ti, oh Dios, el alma mía.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Psalms 41:1 Verse 1. As the hart panteth after the water brooks ] The hart is not only fond of feeding near some water for the benefit of drinking, "but when he is hard hunted, and nearly spent, he will take to some river or brook, in which," says Tuberville, "he will keep as long as his breath will suffer him.
Understand that when a hart is spent and sore run, his last refuge is to the water; and he will commonly descend down the streame and swimme in the very middest thereof; for he will take as good heede as he can to touch no boughes or twygges that grow upon the sides of the river, for feare lest the hounds should there take sent of him. And sometimes the hart will lye under the water, all but his very nose; and I have seene divers lye so until the hounds have been upon them, before they would rise; for they are constrayned to take the water as their last refuge." - Tuberville's Art of Venerie, Psa. xl. Lond. 4to., 1611.
The above extracts will give a fine illustration of this passage. The hart feels himself almost entirely spent; he is nearly hunted down; the dogs are in full pursuit; he is parched with thirst; and in a burning heat pants after the water, and when he comes to the river, plunges in as his last refuge.
Thus pursued, spent, and nearly ready to give up the ghost, the psalmist pants for God, for the living God! for him who can give life, and save from death.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-5 - The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his hear upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, i it do not meet with God himself there. Living souls never can take u their rest any where short of a living God. To appear before the Lor is the desire of the upright, as it is the dread of the hypocrite Nothing is more grievous to a gracious soul, than what is intended to shake its confidence in the Lord. It was not the remembrance of the pleasures of his court that afflicted David; but the remembrance of the free access he formerly had to God's house, and his pleasure i attending there. Those that commune much with their own hearts, wil often have to chide them. See the cure of sorrow. When the soul rest on itself, it sinks; if it catches hold on the power and promise of God, the head is kept above the billows. And what is our support unde present woes but this, that we shall have comfort in Him. We have grea cause to mourn for sin; but being cast down springs from unbelief and rebellious will; we should therefore strive and pray against it.
Original Hebrew למנצח 5329 משׂכיל 4905 לבני 1121 קרח׃ 7141 - כאיל 354 תערג 6165 על 5921 אפיקי 650 מים 4325 כן 3651 נפשׁי 5315 תערג6165 אליך413 אלהים׃ 430