Psalm 63:1 {62:1}
Good News Translation
O God, you are my God, and I long for you. My whole being desires you; like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land, my soul is thirsty for you.

Contemporary English Version
You are my God. I worship you. In my heart, I long for you, as I would long for a stream in a scorching desert.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm of David while he was in the desert of Edom. [2] O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!

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A psalm of David while he was in the desert of Edom. [2] O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!

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2943 B.C.

1061 (Title.)
when

1 Samuel 22:5 And Gad the prophet said to David: Abide not in the hold, depart, and go into the land of Juda. And David departed, and came into the forest of Haret.

1 Samuel 23:14-16,23-25 But David abode in the desert in strong holds, and he remained in a mountain of the desert of Ziph, in a woody hill. And Saul sought him always: but the Lord delivered him not into his hands. . . .

1 Samuel 26:1-3 And the men of Ziph came to Saul in Gabaa, saying: Behold David is hid in the hill of Hachila, which is over against the wilderness. . . .

1 Samuel 15:28 And Samuel said to him: The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to thy neighbour who is better than thee.

thou

Psalm 31:14 But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my God.

Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me? Hope thou in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 91:2 He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust.

Psalm 118:28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, and I will exalt thee. I will praise thee, because thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Thy good spirit shall lead me into the right land:

Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my praise, and he is become salvation to me: he is my God, and I will glorify him: the God of my father, and I will exalt him.

Jeremiah 31:1,33 At that time, saith the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. . . .

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined: and I will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say: Thou art my people: and they shall say: The Lord is my God.

John 20:17 Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me: for I am not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren and say to them: I ascend to my Father and to your Father, to my God and to your God.

early

Psalm 5:3 For to thee will I pray: O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice.

Psalm 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned, and came to him early in the morning.

Job 8:5 Yet if thou wilt arise early to God, and wilt beseech the Almighty:

Proverbs 1:27,28 Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear: they shall rise in the morning, and shall not find me: . . .

Proverbs 8:17 With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice.

Songs 3:1-3 In my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, and found him not. . . .

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.

Matthew 6:33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

soul

Psalm 42:1,2 Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core. [2] As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God. . . .

Psalm 84:2 my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.

Psalm 119:81 My soul hath fainted after thy salvation: and in thy word I have very much hoped.

Psalm 143:6 I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee.

John 7:37 And on the last, and great day of the festivity, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink.

Revelation 7:16,17 They shall no more hunger nor thirst: neither shall the sun fall on them, nor any heat. . . .

flesh

Psalm 102:3-5 For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire. . . .

Songs 5:8 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I languish with love.

Exodus 17:3 So the people were thirsty there for want of water, and murmured against Moses, saying: Why didst thou make us go forth out of Egypt, to kill us and our children, and our beasts with thirst?

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as when one is hid from the wind, and hideth himself from a storm, as rivers of waters in drought, and the shadow of a rock that standeth out in a desert land.

Isaiah 35:7 And that which was dry land, shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water. In the dens where dragons dwelt before, shall rise up the verdure of the reed and the bulrush.

Isaiah 41:18 I will open rivers in the high hills, and fountains in the midst of the plains: I will turn the desert into pools of waters, and the impassable land into streams of waters.

Matthew 12:43 And when an unclean spirit is gone out of a man he walketh through dry places seeking rest, and findeth none.

Context
Thirsting for God
1A psalm of David while he was in the desert of Edom. [2] O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!2In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:6
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.

1 Samuel 22:5
And Gad the prophet said to David: Abide not in the hold, depart, and go into the land of Juda. And David departed, and came into the forest of Haret.

Psalm 31:9
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly:

Psalm 42:2
My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?

Psalm 78:34
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned, and came to him early in the morning.

Psalm 84:2
my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.

Psalm 118:28
Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, and I will exalt thee. I will praise thee, because thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

Psalm 119:20
My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all times.

Psalm 143:6
I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee.

Isaiah 26:9
My soul hath desired thee in the night: yea, and with my spirit within me in the morning early I will watch to thee. When thou shalt do thy judgments on the earth, the inhabitants of the world shall learn justice.

Isaiah 55:1
All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price.

Additional Translations
A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water.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 no water is;

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.

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Idumea. O God, my God, I cry to thee early; my soul has thirsted for thee: how often has my flesh longed after thee, in a barren and trackless and dry land!

{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:

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 weary land, where no water is.

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;

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.

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.
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