Psalms 63

A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

1 [a]You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.
11 But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

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Cross References 19

  • 1. Psalms 42:2; Psalms 84:2
  • 2. Psalms 143:6
  • 3. S Psalms 15:1; Psalms 27:4; Psalms 68:24
  • 4. S Exodus 16:7
  • 5. Psalms 36:7; Psalms 69:16; Psalms 106:45; Psalms 109:21
  • 6. Psalms 104:33; Psalms 146:2; Isaiah 38:20
  • 7. S Psalms 28:2; 1 Timothy 2:8
  • 8. S Psalms 36:8; Matthew 5:6
  • 9. Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalms 16:7; Psalms 119:148; Matthew 14:25; Psalms 42:8
  • 10. Psalms 27:9; Psalms 118:7
  • 11. S Ruth 2:12
  • 12. S Numbers 32:12; Hosea 6:3
  • 13. S Psalms 41:12; Psalms 18:35
  • 14. Psalms 40:14
  • 15. Psalms 55:15; Psalms 71:20; Psalms 95:4; Psalms 139:15
  • 16. Jeremiah 18:21; Ezekiel 35:5; Amos 1:11
  • 17. Lamentations 5:18
  • 18. Deuteronomy 6:13; Psalms 21:1; Isaiah 19:18; Isaiah 45:23; Isaiah 65:16
  • 19. S Job 5:16; Romans 3:19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.

Psalms 63 Commentaries

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