New American Standard Bible

Psalm 63

The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God.

A Psalm of David, [a]when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

1O God, You are my God; I shall seek You [b]earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh [c]yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with [d]marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
My soul clings [e]to You;
Your right hand upholds me.

But those who seek my [f]life to destroy it,
Will go into the [g]depths of the earth.
10 [h]They will be [i]delivered over to the power of the sword;
They will be a [j]prey for foxes.
11 But the king will rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him will glory,
For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 63:1 1 Sam 22:5; 23:14
  2. Psalm 63:1 Lit early
  3. Psalm 63:1 Lit faints
  4. Psalm 63:5 Lit fat
  5. Psalm 63:8 Lit after
  6. Psalm 63:9 Lit soul
  7. Psalm 63:9 Lit lowest places
  8. Psalm 63:10 Lit They will pour him out
  9. Psalm 63:10 Lit poured out by
  10. Psalm 63:10 Lit portion