New English Translation
A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness.
1 O God, you are my God! I long for you! My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
2 Yes, in the sanctuary I have seen you, and witnessed your power and splendor.
3 Because experiencing your loyal love is better than life itself, my lips will praise you.
4 For this reason I will praise you while I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 As if with choice meat you satisfy my soul. My mouth joyfully praises you,
6 whenever I remember you on my bed, and think about you during the nighttime hours.
7 For you are my deliverer; under your wings I rejoice.
8 My soul pursues you; your right hand upholds me.
9 Enemies seek to destroy my life, but they will descend into the depths of the earth.
10 Each one will be handed over to the sword; their corpses will be eaten by jackals.
11 But the king will rejoice in God; everyone who takes oaths in his name will boast, for the mouths of those who speak lies will be shut up.
King James Version
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9 But those that 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; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.