Psalm 63 English Standard Version

God Satisfies the Thirsting Soul

63 1  O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2  So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.

3  Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4  So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. 5  My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, 6  when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

7  for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. 8  My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. 9  But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth; 10  they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals. 11  But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

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