63:1 «A Psalm of David, when he was in the a wilderness of Judah.» O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul b thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
(a) That is, of Ziph (1 Samuel
(b) Though he was both hungry and in great
distress, yet he made God above all meat and drink.
63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] c
I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
(c) In this misery I exercise myself in the
contemplation of your power and glory, as if I were in the sanctuary.
soul shall be satisfied as [with] d
marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
(d) The remembrance of your favour is more sweet
to me than all the pleasures and dainties of the world.
soul e followeth hard after thee: thy
right hand upholdeth me.
(e) He assures himself by the Spirit of God to
have the gift of constancy.
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
(f) He prophecies of the destruction of Saul and
they who take his part, whose bodies will not be buried but be devoured with
63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one
that g sweareth by him shall glory: but
the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
(g) All who swear by God correctly or profess him
will rejoice in this worthy king.