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Psalm 63 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Psalm 63

My Soul Thirsts for You


A psalm by David. When he was in the wilderness of Judah.[a]

Thirsting for God

God, you are my God. Eagerly I seek you.
My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you,
    in a dry and dreary land without water.
Yes, in the sanctuary I have watched you
    to see your power and your glory.

Joy Even in Adversity

Because your mercy is better than life,
    my lips will worship you.
Yes, I will bless you as long as I live.
In your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul will be satisfied with rich food.[b]
My mouth will praise you with lips filled with songs.
Whenever I remember you on my bed,
throughout the watches of the night I meditate on you.
Because you are a help for me,
I sing for joy under the shade of your wings.
My soul clings to you.
Your right hand upholds me.

Destruction for the Defiant

But those who seek my life will go to destruction.
They will go into the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the power of the sword.
They will become food for foxes.[c]
11 But the king will rejoice in God.
All who swear by him will praise him,
but the mouths of those speaking lies will be shut.


  1. Psalm 63:1 This location could apply to several periods during his long flight from Saul.
  2. Psalm 63:5 Literally with fat
  3. Psalm 63:10 Or jackals
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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