A Psalm of David; when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
1O God#GodHebrew: Elohim thou art my ·God#GodHebrew: El early will I seek thee. My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh languisheth for thee, in a dry and weary land without water: 2To see thy power and thy glory, as I have beheld thee in the sanctuary;
3For thy loving-kindness is better than life: my lips shall praise thee. 4So will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name. 5My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. 6When I remember thee upon my bed, I meditate on thee in the night-watches:
7For thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings will I sing for joy. 8My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. 9But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth; 10They shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be the portion of foxes. 11But the king shall rejoice in God#GodHebrew: Elohim every one that sweareth by him shall glory: for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.