earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,m
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.n
2 I have seen you in the sanctuaryo
and beheld your power and your glory.p
3 Because your love is better than life,q
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,r
and in your name I will lift up my hands.s
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;t
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
I think of you through the watches of the night.u
7 Because you are my help,v
I sing in the shadow of your wings.w
8 I cling to you;x
your right hand upholds me.y
9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;z
they will go down to the depths of the earth.a
10 They will be given over to the swordb
and become food for jackals.c
all who swear by God will glory in him,d
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.e
1 Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;f
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.g
from the plots of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swordsj
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.k
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;l
they shoot suddenly, without fear.m
they talk about hiding their snares;n
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
they will suddenly be struck down.
8 He will turn their own tongues against themp
and bring them to ruin;
9 All people will fear;s
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.t
10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lordu
and take refuge in him;v
all the upright in heart will glory in him!w
to you our vows will be fulfilled.y
to you all people will come.z
3 When we were overwhelmed by sins,a
4 Blessed are those you choosec
and bring neard to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,e
of your holy temple.
5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,f
God our Savior,g
the hope of all the ends of the earthh
and of the farthest seas,i
6 who formed the mountainsj by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,k
7 who stilled the roaring of the seas,l
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.m
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.n
9 You care for the land and water it;o
you enrich it abundantly.p
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,q
for so you have ordained it.d
you soften it with showersr and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,s
and your carts overflow with abundance.t
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;u
the hills are clothed with gladness.v
13 The meadows are covered with flocksw
and the valleys are mantled with grain;x
they shout for joy and sing.y
Or befits; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
Or made atonement for
Or for that is how you prepare the land
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