Psalms - Chapter 63

The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

1 <A Psalm. Of David. When he was in the waste land of Judah.> O God, you are my God; early will I make my search for you: my soul is dry for need of you, my flesh is wasted with desire for you, as a dry and burning land where no water is;

2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

2 To see your power and your glory, as I have seen you in the holy place.

3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

3 Because your mercy is better than life, my lips will give you praise.

4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

4 So will I go on blessing you all my life, lifting up my hands in your name.

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

5 My soul will be comforted, as with good food; and my mouth will give you praise with songs of joy;

6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

6 When the memory of you comes to me on my bed, and when I give thought to you in the night-time.

7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

7 Because you have been my help, I will have joy in the shade of your wings.

8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

8 My soul keeps ever near you: your right hand is my support.

9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

9 But those whose desire is my soul's destruction will go down to the lower parts of the earth.

10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

10 They will be cut off by the sword; they will be food for foxes.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

11 But the king will have joy in God; everyone who takes an oath by him will have cause for pride; but the false mouth will be stopped.

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