A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness.2
63:1 O God, you are my God! I long for you!3
My soul thirsts4 for you,
my flesh yearns for you,
in a dry and parched5 land where there is no water.
63:2 Yes,6 in the sanctuary I have seen you,7
and witnessed8 your power and splendor.
63:3 Because9 experiencing10 your loyal love is better than life itself,
my lips will praise you.
63:4 For this reason11 I will praise you while I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.12
63:5 As if with choice meat13 you satisfy my soul.14
My mouth joyfully praises you,15
63:6 whenever16 I remember you on my bed,
and think about you during the nighttime hours.
63:7 For you are my deliverer;17
under your wings18 I rejoice.
63:8 My soul19 pursues you;20
your right hand upholds me.
63:9 Enemies seek to destroy my life,21
but they will descend into the depths of the earth.22
63:10 Each one will be handed over to the sword;23
their corpses will be eaten by jackals.24
63:11 But the king25 will rejoice in God;
everyone who takes oaths in his name26 will boast,
for the mouths of those who speak lies will be shut up.27