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Psalm 63

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David's thirst for God.

A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah.

63:1 God, you are my God.
I will earnestly seek you.
My soul thirsts for you.
My flesh longs for you,
in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.

63:2 So I have seen you in the sanctuary,
watching your power and your glory.

63:3 Because your loving kindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise you.

His manner of blessing God.

63:4 So I will bless you while I live.
I will lift up my hands in your name.

63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with the richest food.
My mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,

63:6 when I remember you on my bed,
and think about you in the night watches.

63:7 For you have been my help.
I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings.

63:8 My soul stays close to you.
Your right hand holds me up.

His confidence of his enemies' destruction, and his own safety.

63:9 But those who seek my soul, to destroy it,
shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

63:10 They shall be given over to the power of the sword.
They shall be jackal food.

63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God.
Everyone who swears by him will praise him,
for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be silenced.

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