The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God.
A Psalm of David, [a]when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
63 God, You are my God; I shall be watching for You;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and exhausted land where there is no water.
2 So have I seen You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and glory.
3 Because Your [b]favor is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
4 So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My soul is satisfied as with fat and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
6 When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches,
7 For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
8 My soul clings [c]to You;
Your right hand takes hold of me.
9 But those who seek my [d]life to destroy it,
Will go into the [e]depths of the earth.
10 [f]They will be [g]turned over to the power of the sword;
They will be a [h]prey for foxes.
11 But the king will rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him will boast,
For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
- Psalm 63 Title 1 Sam 22:5; 23:14
- Psalm 63:3 Or faithfulness
- Psalm 63:8 Lit after
- Psalm 63:9 Lit soul
- Psalm 63:9 Lit lowest places
- Psalm 63:10 Lit They will pour him out
- Psalm 63:10 Lit poured out by
- Psalm 63:10 Lit portion