My Soul Thirsts for You

Psalm 63

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

O God, you are my God; t earnestly I seek you;
u my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in v a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding w your power and glory.
3 Because your x steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you y as long as I live;
in your z name I will a lift up my hands.

5 My soul will be b satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
6 when I remember you c upon my bed,
and meditate on you in c the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help,
and in d the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul e clings to you;
your right hand f upholds me.

9 But those who seek to destroy my life
g shall go down into h the depths of the earth;
10 they shall be given over to the power of the sword;
they shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But i the king shall rejoice in God;
all who j swear by him shall exult,
k for the mouths of l liars will be stopped.

  1. Cross References
    2 Samuel 16:14
    And the king, and all the people who were with him, arrived weary at the Jordan. And there he refreshed himself.
    2 Samuel 17:2
    I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. I will strike down only the king.
    2 Samuel 17:29
    Honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, "The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 78:34
    When he killed them, they sought him; they repented and sought God earnestly.
    Isaiah 26:9
    My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 84:2
    My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord ; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 143:6
    I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
    Isaiah 32:2
    Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 78:61
    And delivered his power to captivity, his glory to the hand of the foe.
    Psalms 27:4
    One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 69:16
    Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 104:33
    I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
    Psalms 146:2
    I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 20:1
    May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
    Psalms 20:5
    May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 28:2
    Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 36:8
    They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 42:8
    By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 42:8
    By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 17:8
    Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
  14. Cross References
    Numbers 14:24
    But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 41:12
    But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 9:17
    The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
    Psalms 55:15
    Let death steal over them; let them go down to Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.
  17. Cross References
    Ezekiel 26:20
    Then I will make you go down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you to dwell in the world below, among ruins from of old, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set beauty in the land of the living.
    Ezekiel 31:14
    All this is in order that no trees by the waters may grow to towering height or set their tops among the clouds, and that no trees that drink water may reach up to them in height. For they are all given over to death, to the world below, among the children of man, with those who go down to the pit.
    Ephesians 4:9
    ( In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 61:6
    Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!
  19. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:13
    It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.
    Isaiah 45:23
    By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.
    Isaiah 65:16
    So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 107:42
    The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.
    Job 5:16
    So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.
    Romans 3:19
    Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 38:12
    Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek my hurt speak of ruin and meditate treachery all day long.
    Psalms 41:5 - 8
    My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die, and his name perish?
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