1 <<A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where [there] is no water;
2 in this manner I beheld thee in holiness when I beheld thy power and thy glory.
3 Because thy mercy [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee in my life; in thy name shall I lift up my hands.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips
6 When I remember thee upon my bed [and] meditate on thee in the [night] watches.
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul has followed hard after thee; thy right hand has upheld me.
9 But those [that] sought my soul, to destroy [it], descended into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall be slain by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall be praised; for the mouth of those that speak lies shall be stopped.: