A Davidic Psalm, while he was in the Judean wilderness.
Joyful Trust in God
63 God, you are my God! I will fervently seek you. My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry, weary, and parched land. 2 So I have looked for you in the sanctuary, to behold your power and glory. 3 Because your gracious love is better than life itself, my lips will praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in your name.
5 Just as I am satisfied with the choicest of foods,[a] so my lips will praise you joyfully. 6 When I think of you in bed, I will meditate on you in the night watches. 7 For you have been my strength, and in the shadow of your wings I will shout for joy.
8 My soul clings to you, even as your right hand supports me.
9 But as for those who seek to destroy me, they will go down to the depths of the earth; 10 May they be given over to the power of[b] the sword; may they become carrion for jackals.
11 But as for the king, he will rejoice in God. Indeed, everyone who swears by God[c] will exult, because the mouths of liars will be silenced.
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