¶ <<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;
.2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
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In the wilderness 1sa23,
1 - Early will I seek The Hebrew word means "at dawn." The verse reminds us of the importance of helping children seek the Lord.
2 - My soul Or "I."
2 -Thirsteth Compare ps04202.
2 - Thy power ... sanctuary David was not living when the tabernacle sanctuary was set up but the divine glory and power were still active in heaven ex2540, he0805, as they are today.
¶ Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise
.4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
|I will bless thee From barak. His blessing for us is His giving us good things leading to salvation. Our blessing Him is recognition of His goodness in this respect.|
¶ Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings
will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
.9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
|9 - Those ... shall go into ... lower parts That is, into the grave|
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
.11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
|10 -Foxes The Hebrew shu'alim also means jackals, a larger animal which runs in packs and would eat the bodies where foxes wouldn't be apt to.|