63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the a wilderness of Judah. O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul b thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] c I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
(a) That is, of Ziph ( 1 Samuel 23:14 ).
(b) Though he was both hungry and in great distress, yet he made God above all meat and drink.
(c) In this misery I exercise myself in the contemplation of your power and glory, as if I were in the sanctuary. 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] d marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
(d) The remembrance of your favour is more sweet to me than all the pleasures and dainties of the world. 63:8 My soul e followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
(e) He assures himself by the Spirit of God to have the gift of constancy. 63:10 f They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
(f) He prophecies of the destruction of Saul and they who take his part, whose bodies will not be buried but be devoured with wild beasts. 63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that g sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
(g) All who swear by God correctly or profess him will rejoice in this worthy king.