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The second book of Psalms, song 63, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 63

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.
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