A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judea
1 O God! my God art thou; Early will I seek thee: Thirsted for thee hath my soul, Longed for thee hath my flesh, In this land [that is] inhospitable and dry, without water.
2 Thus in the sanctuary have I beheld thee, To see thy power and thy glory.
3 Because better is thy mercy than life, My lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee in my life; In thy name I will lift up my hands.
5 As with marrow and farness satisfied shall be my soul, And with lips of rejoicing shall my mouth praise thee
6 Surely I will remember thee upon my bed; In the watches of the night I will meditate upon thee;
7 Because thou hast been a help to me: And in the shadow of thy wings I will shout for joy.
8 Cleaved hath my soul to [literally after] thee; Sustain me shall thy right hand.
9 And they whilst they seek to destroy my soul, Shall go into the lowest parts of the earth.
10 They shall east him down to the edge of the sword: The portion of foxes they shall be.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God, And glory shall every one who sweareth by him: For stopped shall be the mouth of those who speak falsehood.