Old Testament

Psalm 63
Psalm 63
My Soul Thirsts for You
A psalm by David. When he was in the wilderness of Judah.[]
Thirsting for God
1God, 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.
2Yes, in the sanctuary I have watched you
to see your power and your glory.
Joy Even in Adversity
3Because your mercy is better than life,
my lips will worship you.
4Yes, I will bless you as long as I live.
In your name I will lift up my hands.
5My soul will be satisfied with rich food.[]
My mouth will praise you with lips filled with songs.
6Whenever I remember you on my bed,
throughout the watches of the night I meditate on you.
7Because you are a help for me,
I sing for joy under the shade of your wings.
8My soul clings to you.
Your right hand upholds me.
Destruction for the Defiant
9But those who seek my life will go to destruction.
They will go into the depths of the earth.
10They will be given over to the power of the sword.
They will become food for foxes.[]
11But the king will rejoice in God.
All who swear by him will praise him,
but the mouth of those speaking lies will be shut.


  • 63:0 This location could apply to several periods during his long flight from Saul.
  • 63:5 Literally with fat
  • 63:10 Or jackals