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Psalm 63 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Joy in the Fellowship of God
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:1 - A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:2 - So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:3 - Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:4 - Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:5 - My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:6 - When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:7 - Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:8 - My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:9 - But those who seek my life, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:10 - They shall fall by the sword;
They shall be a portion for jackals.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:11 - But the king shall rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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