The Message

Psalm 63

A David Psalm, When He Was out in the Judean Wilderness

1God—you’re my God!
    I can’t get enough of you!
I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
    traveling across dry and weary deserts.

2-4 So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open,
    drinking in your strength and glory.
In your generous love I am really living at last!
    My lips brim praises like fountains.
I bless you every time I take a breath;
    My arms wave like banners of praise to you.

5-8 I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy;
    I smack my lips. It’s time to shout praises!
If I’m sleepless at midnight,
    I spend the hours in grateful reflection.
Because you’ve always stood up for me,
    I’m free to run and play.
I hold on to you for dear life,
    and you hold me steady as a post.

9-11 Those who are out to get me are marked for doom,
    marked for death, bound for hell.
They’ll die violent deaths;
    jackals will tear them limb from limb.
But the king is glad in God;
    his true friends spread the joy,
While small-minded gossips
    are gagged for good.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 63

渴慕上帝

大卫在旷野时作的诗。

1上帝啊,你是我的上帝,
我迫切地寻求你!
在干旱荒凉之地,
我的心渴慕你,渴慕你!
我曾在你的圣所瞻仰你的荣面,
目睹你的权能和荣耀。
你的慈爱比生命更宝贵,
我的嘴唇要赞美你。
我一生都要赞美你,
奉你的名举手祷告。
我心满意足,如享盛宴,
唱起欢快的歌赞美你。
我躺在床上的时候思念你,
整夜地思想你。
因为你是我的帮助,
我在你翅膀的荫庇下欢歌。
我的心依恋你,
你的右手扶持我。
那些图谋毁灭我的人必下到阴间。
10 他们必丧身刀下,
成为豺狼的食物。
11 但王要因上帝而欢欣,
凡信靠祂的人必欢喜快乐,
说谎者的口必被封住。