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Psalm 63

English Standard Version

1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. 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. (2Sa 16:14; 2Sa 17:2; 2Sa 17:29; Ps 78:34; Ps 84:2; Ps 143:6; Isa 26:9; Isa 32:2) 2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. (Ps 27:4; Ps 78:61) 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. (Ps 69:16) 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. (Ps 20:1; Ps 20:5; Ps 28:2; Ps 104:33; Ps 146:2) 5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, (Ps 36:8) 6 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; (Ps 42:8) 7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. (Ps 17:8) 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (Nu 14:24; Ps 41:12) 9 But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth; (Ps 9:17; Ps 55:15; Eze 26:20; Eze 31:14; Eph 4:9) 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. (De 6:13; Job 5:16; Ps 38:12; Ps 41:5; Ps 61:6; Ps 107:42; Isa 45:23; Isa 65:16; Ro 3:19)