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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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So in the sanctuary I have seen Thee, To behold Thy strength and Thine honour.
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Because better [is] Thy kindness than life, My lips do praise Thee.
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So I bless Thee in my life, in Thy name I lift up my hands.
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As [with] milk and fatness is my soul satisfied, And [with] singing lips doth my mouth praise.
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If I have remembered Thee on my couch, In the watches — I meditate on Thee.
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For Thou hast been a help to me, And in the shadow of Thy wings I sing.
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Cleaved hath my soul after Thee, On me hath Thy right hand taken hold.
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And they who for desolation seek my soul, Go in to the lower parts of the earth.
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They cause him to run on the edge of the sword, A portion for foxes they are.
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And the king doth rejoice in God, Boast himself doth every one swearing by Him, But stopped is the mouth of those speaking lies!