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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 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.+

Footnotes

“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′.
“My God.” Heb., ʼE·li′.
Or, “loyal love.”
“Into the lowest parts.” Syr., bethach·to·yo·thah, “into her [the earth’s] lowest parts.”