Bible: Psalm 63:1-11

Psalm 63 1 

63:1 A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness. 2 

O God, you are my God! I long for you! 3 

My soul thirsts 4  for you,

my flesh yearns for you,

in a dry and parched 5  land where there is no water.

63:2 Yes, 6  in the sanctuary I have seen you, 7 

and witnessed 8  your power and splendor.

63:3 Because 9  experiencing 10  your loyal love is better than life itself,

my lips will praise you.

63:4 For this reason 11  I will praise you while I live;

in your name I will lift up my hands. 12 

63:5 As if with choice meat 13  you satisfy my soul. 14 

My mouth joyfully praises you, 15 

63:6 whenever 16  I remember you on my bed,

and think about you during the nighttime hours.

63:7 For you are my deliverer; 17 

under your wings 18  I rejoice.

63:8 My soul 19  pursues you; 20 

your right hand upholds me.

63:9 Enemies seek to destroy my life, 21 

but they will descend into the depths of the earth. 22 

63:10 Each one will be handed over to the sword; 23 

their corpses will be eaten by jackals. 24 

63:11 But the king 25  will rejoice in God;

everyone who takes oaths in his name 26  will boast,

for the mouths of those who speak lies will be shut up. 27 

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