A Psalm of Dawid, when he was in the wilderness of Judah (Yehudah).
1 O God (Elohim), You are my God (Eli); early will I seek You; my soul thirsteth for You, my flesh longeth for You in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see Your power and Your glory, so as I have seen You in the sanctuary.
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
4 Thus will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips;
6 When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on You in the night watches.
7 Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after You; Your right hand upholdeth me.
9 But those who seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God (Elohim); every one who sweareth by Him shall glory; but the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.