1 «A Psalm of David, when he was in theThat is, of Ziph (1Sa_23:14).wilderness of Judah.» O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soulThough he was both hungry and in great distress, yet he made God above all meat and drink.thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as]In this misery I exercise myself in the contemplation of your power and glory, as if I were in the sanctuary.I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 For thy louing kindnesse is better then life: therefore my lippes shall prayse thee.
4 Thus will I magnifie thee all my life, and lift vp mine hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with]The remembrance of your favour is more sweet to me than all the pleasures and dainties of the world.marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
6 When I remember thee on my bedde, and when I thinke vpon thee in the night watches.
7 Because thou hast bene mine helper, therefore vnder the shadow of thy wings wil I reioyce.
8 My soulHe assures himself by the Spirit of God to have the gift of constancy.followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9 Therefore they that seeke my soule to destroy it, they shall goe into the lowest partes of the earth.
10 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.They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one thatAll who swear by God correctly or profess him will rejoice in this worthy king.sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.