A melody of David, when he happened to be in the wilderness of Judah.+ 63 O God,* you are my God,* I keep looking for you.+My soul does thirst for you.+For you my flesh has grown faint [with longing]In a land dry and exhausted, where there is no water.+ 2 Thus I have beheld you in the holy place,+At seeing your strength and your glory.+ 3 Because your loving-kindness* is better than life,+My own lips will commend you.+ 4 Thus I shall bless you during my lifetime;+In your name I shall raise my palms.+ 5 As with the best part, even fatness, my soul is satisfied,+And with lips of joyful cries my mouth offers praise.+ 6 When I have remembered you upon my lounge,+During the night watches I meditate on you.+ 7 For you have proved to be of assistance to me,+And in the shadow of your wings I cry out joyfully.+ 8 My soul has closely followed you;+On me your right hand keeps fast hold.+ 9 As for those who keep seeking my soul for [its] ruin,+They will come into the lowest parts* of the earth.+ 10 They will be delivered over to the power of the sword;+They will become a mere portion for foxes.+ 11 And the king himself will rejoice in God.+Every one swearing by him will boast,+For the mouth of those speaking falsehood will be stopped up.+
^ “God.” Heb., ʼElo·himʹ.
^ “My God.” Heb., ʼE·liʹ.
^ Or, “loyal love.”
^ “Into the lowest parts.” Syr., bethach·to·yo·thah, “into her [the earth’s] lowest parts.”