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 63:1

  • Mahlon denmark for verse 1
    In my soul is my will my emotions and my five senses my will is his will my emotions are tears with great joy my senses are washed with water with the word of god
  • Myrna snowden for verse 1
    This psalm helps me to remember when trails come and they will. I can go and find comforter and peace in the presence of the Lord. When I have tried everything else I can come to the garden where my Lord awaits for me. See he said that in His presence their is fullness of joy, my joy is in Him and Him alone. I can come to my Lord even in the mist of my trouble mind and I find great hope and love and I can sense His presence right there with me. My soul thirst for you as in a dry and weary land, when troubles of my spirit have overwhelm me I can go to find renew strength and peace. This psalm along with the 23rd psalm re***ures of my peace and joy in the Lord is complete only in HIM.

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