Psalms 63:1

“(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 thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[A Psalme of Dauid, when hee was in the wildernesse of Iudah.] O God, thou art my God, earely will I seeke thee: my soule thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee, in a drie and thirstie lande, where no water is:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O God, thou art my God; earnestly will I seek thee: My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee, In a dry and weary land, where no water is.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<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;
- Basic English Bible

{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 thirsteth for thee, my flesh languisheth for thee, in a dry and weary land without water:
- Darby Bible

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 thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
- Webster's Bible

God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.
- World English Bible

A Psalm of David, in his being in the wilderness of Judah. O God, Thou [art] my God, earnestly do I seek Thee, Thirsted for Thee hath my soul, Longed for Thee hath my flesh, In a land dry and weary, without waters.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(63:1) A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. (63:2) O God, Thou art my God, earnestly will I seek Thee; my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, in a dry and weary land, where no water is.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 63:1


63:1 Early - Heb. in the morning, Which implies the doing it with diligence and speed. Thirsteth - For the enjoyment of thee in thy house and ordinances. Flesh - The desire of my soul, is so vehement, that my very body feels the effects of it. No water - In a land where I want the refreshing waters of the sanctuary.


Discussion for Psalms 63

  • Allen Radford
    While he was in the wilderness of Judah....may we all learn to worship Almighty God even when it seems we're in our own wilderness....we cannot forget,He made the wilderness too....
  • Mary
    This psalms encourages me to persue more after God knowing that as I go harder after God he is with me no matter where I find my self that God is always with me,because truly his love and kindness is my life and the importance of making adquite time in The Presence of God in the Mornings.
  • A disciple
    "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 no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary." Being a man anointed and mightily filled with the Holy Spirit; while David camped in the desert, he could use the experience as a spiritual instruction for his hidden life in God.
  • Hazel
    I see my self in this Psalms I feel am speaking to the father about my self, and I thank him for every Blessing that he has bestowed upon me.
  • Pam Davidson
    But the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped
  • Wayne Dent
    Eternity lived separate from our father Would be so miserable. The joy of experiencing His loving kindness now is unsurpassed.

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