A psalm of David when he was in the ·desert [wilderness] of Judah [C fleeing from a jealous Saul; 1 Sam. 21–31].
63 God, you are my God. I ·search for [am intent on] you. I thirst for you [42:1–2] ·like someone [or my flesh yearns for you] in a dry, ·empty [exhausted; weary] land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in ·the Temple [L the Holy Place; or holiness] and have seen your strength and glory. 3 Because your ·love [loyalty] is better than life, ·I [L My lips] will praise you. 4 I will ·praise [bless] you ·as long as I live [L with my life]. I will lift up my hands in your name [C in prayer]. 5 I will be ·content as if I had eaten the best foods [L satisfied as with fat and fatness]. My lips will sing, and my mouth will praise you.
6 I remember you while I’m lying in bed; I ·think about [meditate on] you through the watches of the night [C the night was divided into four watches of three hours each]. 7 You are my help. ·Because of your protection [L In the shadow of your wings; C an image of compassion or perhaps a reference to the cherubim whose wings covered the Ark of the Covenant; Ex. 25:20], I sing. 8 I ·stay close [cling] to you; ·you support me with your right hand [L your right hand sustains me].
9 ·Some people are trying to kill me [L They seek my life for ruin], but they will go down to the ·grave [L underbelly of the earth]. 10 They will be ·killed with swords [L handed over to the sword] and ·eaten by wild dogs [L be the prey of jackals]. 11 But the king will rejoice in his God. All who ·make promises in his name [L swear by him] will praise him, but the mouths of liars will be shut.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Now that you've created a Bible Gateway account, upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, the ultimate online Bible reading & study experience!
Bible Gateway Plus equips you to answer the toughest questions about faith, God, and the Bible. There's no software to install; it's all integrated seamlessly into your Bible Gateway experience. Try it free for 30 days!