Psalms 63

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.