Psalms – Chapter 63

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.62. 63. 64.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 63

1

1 A psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

2

O God, you are my God –  for you I long! For you my body yearns; for you my soul thirsts, Like a land parched, lifeless, and without water.

3

So I look to you in the sanctuary to see your power and glory.

4

2 For your love is better than life; my lips offer you worship!

5

I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands, calling on your name.

6

My soul shall savor the rich banquet of praise, with joyous lips my mouth shall honor you!

7

When I think of you upon my bed, through the night watches I will recall

8

That you indeed are my help, and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.

9

My soul clings fast to you; your right hand upholds me.

10

But those who seek my life will come to ruin; they shall go down to the depths of the earth!

11

They shall be handed over to the sword and become the prey of jackals!

12

3 But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by the Lord shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be shut!

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1 [Psalm 63] A psalm expressing the intimate relationship between God and the worshiper. Separated from God ( Psalm 63:2), the psalmist longs for the divine life given in the temple ( Psalm 63:3-6), which is based on a close relationship with God ( Psalm 63:7-9). May all my enemies be destroyed and God’s true worshipers continue in giving praise ( Psalm 63:10-11)!

2 [4] For your love is better than life: only here in the Old Testament is anything prized above life – in this case God’s love.

3 [12] All who swear by the Lord: to swear by a particular god meant that one was a worshiper of that god ( Isaiah 45:23;  48:1;  Zephaniah 1:5).

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.62. 63. 64.149. 150.

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