A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
1You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.2I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.3Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.4I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.5I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.6On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.7Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.8I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.9Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.10They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.11But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
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)