Psalm 63

My Soul Thirsts for You

1 O GOD, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
a My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see b Your power and Your glory.
3 c Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
4 Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will d lift up my hands in Your name.

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with 1 marrow and 2 fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
6 When e I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
7 Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
8 My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.

9 But those who seek my life, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall 3 fall by the sword;
They shall be 4 a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
f Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 42:2
    My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
    Matthew 5:6
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 27:4
    One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 138:2
    I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 28:2
    Hear the voice of my supplications When I cry to You, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
    Psalms 143:6
    I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 42:8
    The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me - A prayer to the God of my life.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:13
    You shall fear the LORD your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.
    Isaiah 45:23
    I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
    Isaiah 65:16
    So that he who blesses himself in the earth Shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Shall swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My eyes.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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