|New American Bible|
2002 11 11
IntraText - Text
1 A psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, you are my God - for you I long! For you my body yearns; for you my soul thirsts, Like a land parched, lifeless, and without water.
So I look to you in the sanctuary to see your power and glory.
2 For your love is better than life; my lips offer you worship!
I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands, calling on your name.
My soul shall savor the rich banquet of praise, with joyous lips my mouth shall honor you!
When I think of you upon my bed, through the night watches I will recall
That you indeed are my help, and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.
My soul clings fast to you; your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life will come to ruin; they shall go down to the depths of the earth!
They shall be handed over to the sword and become the prey of jackals!
3 But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by the Lord shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be shut!