1God, you are my God. I greatly long for you. With all my heart I thirst for you in this dry desert where there isn't any water.2I have seen you in the sacred tent. There I have seen your power and your glory.3Your love is better than life. I will bring glory to you with my lips.4I will praise you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands when I pray to you.5I will be as satisfied as if I had eaten the best food there is. I will sing praise to you with my mouth.6As I lie on my bed I remember you. I think of you all night long.7Because you have helped me, I sing in the shadow of your wings.8I hold on to you. Your powerful right hand takes good care of me.9Those who are trying to kill me will be destroyed. They will go down into the grave.10They will be killed with swords. They will become food for wild dogs.11But the king will be filled with joy because of what God has done. All those who take an oath in God's name will praise him. But the mouths of liars will be shut.
English Standard Version
My Soul Thirsts for You
1A 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)2So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. (Ps 27:4; Ps 78:61)3Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. (Ps 69:16)4So 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)5My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, (Ps 36:8)6when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; (Ps 42:8)7for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. (Ps 17:8)8My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (Nu 14:24; Ps 41:12)9But 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)10they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.11But 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)