Psalm 63:1-11

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.+   Thus I have beheld you in the holy place,+At seeing your strength and your glory.+   Because your loving-kindness* is better than life,+My own lips will commend you.+   Thus I shall bless you during my lifetime;+In your name I shall raise my palms.+   As with the best part, even fatness, my soul is satisfied,+And with lips of joyful cries my mouth offers praise.+   When I have remembered you upon my lounge,+During the night watches I meditate on you.+   For you have proved to be of assistance to me,+And in the shadow of your wings I cry out joyfully.+   My soul has closely followed you;+On me your right hand keeps fast hold.+   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·l.
Or, “loyal love.”
“Into the lowest parts.” Syr., bethach·to·yo·thah, “into her [the earth’s] lowest parts.”