63:1(A Psalm of David, when he was in the a wilderness of
Judah.) O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee:
my soul b thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee
in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
(a) That is, of Ziph (1Sa 23:14).
(b) Though he was both hungry and in great distress, yet he
made God above all meat and drink.
63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] c I have seen
thee in the sanctuary.
(c) In this misery I exercise myself in the contemplation
of your power and glory, as if I were in the sanctuary.
63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] d marrow and
fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
(d) The remembrance of your favour is more sweet to me than
all the pleasures and dainties of the world.
63:8 My soul e followeth hard after thee: thy right hand
(e) He assures himself by the Spirit of God to have the
gift of constancy.
63:10f They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion
(f) He prophecies of the destruction of Saul and they who
take his part, whose bodies will not be buried but be
devoured with wild beasts.
63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that g
sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that
speak lies shall be stopped.
(g) All who swear by God correctly or profess him will
rejoice in this worthy king.