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Psalm 63:1–5

You, God, are my God,

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

I have seen you in the sanctuaryo

and beheld your power and your glory.p

Because your love is better than life,q

my lips will glorify you.

I will praise you as long as I live,r

and in your name I will lift up my hands.s

I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;t

with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

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Psalm 63:1–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;

my soul thirsts for you;

my flesh faints for you,

as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,

beholding your power and glory.

Because your steadfast love is better than life,

my lips will praise you.

So I will bless you as long as I live;

in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,

and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

Psalm 63:1–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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;

To see thy power and thy glory,

So as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise thee.

Thus will I bless thee while I live:

I will lift up my hands in thy name.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness;

And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Psalm 63:1–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

O God, you are my God;

I earnestly search for you.

My soul thirsts for you;

my whole body longs for you

in this parched and weary land

where there is no water.

I have seen you in your sanctuary

and gazed upon your power and glory.

Your unfailing love is better than life itself;

how I praise you!

I will praise you as long as I live,

lifting up my hands to you in prayer.

You satisfy me more than the richest feast.

I will praise you with songs of joy.

Psalm 63:1–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

O God, You are my God;

Early will I seek You;

My soul thirsts for You;

My flesh longs for You

In a dry and thirsty land

Where there is no water.

So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

Thus I will bless You while I live;

I will lift up my hands in Your name.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,

And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.

Psalm 63:1–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

God, you are my God.

I search for you.

I thirst for you

like someone in a dry, empty land

where there is no water.

I have seen you in the Temple

and have seen your strength and glory.

Because your love is better than life,

I will praise you.

I will praise you as long as I live.

I will lift up my hands in prayer to your name.

I will be content as if I had eaten the best foods.

My lips will sing, and my mouth will praise you.

Psalm 63:1–5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

O God, thou art my God; earnestly will I seek thee:

My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee,

In a dry and weary land, where no water is.

So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary,

To see thy power and thy glory.

Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise thee.

So will I bless thee while I live:

I will lift up my hands in thy name.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness;

And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips;

Psalm 63:1–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

O God, thou art my •God; early will I seek thee. My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh languisheth for thee, in a dry and weary land without water: To see thy power and thy glory, as I have beheld thee in the sanctuary;

For thy loving-kindness is better than life: my lips shall praise thee. So will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.

Psalm 63:1–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

O God, you are my God.

At dawn I search for you.

My soul thirsts for you.

My body longs for you

in a dry, parched land where there is no water.

So I look for you in the holy place

to see your power and your glory.

My lips will praise you

because your mercy is better than life itself.

So I will thank you as long as I live.

I will lift up my hands to pray in your name.

You satisfy my soul with the richest foods.

My mouth will sing your praise with joyful lips.

Psalm 63:1–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You.

I thirst for You;

my body faints for You

in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.

So I gaze on You in the sanctuary

to see Your strength and Your glory.

My lips will glorify You

because Your faithful love is better than life.

So I will praise You as long as I live;

at Your name, I will lift up my hands.

You satisfy me as with rich food;

my mouth will praise You with joyful lips.

Psalm 63:1–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

O God, you are my God, I seek you,

my soul thirsts for you;

my flesh faints for you,

as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,

beholding your power and glory.

Because your steadfast love is better than life,

my lips will praise you.

So I will bless you as long as I live;

I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,

and my mouth praises you with joyful lips

Psalm 63:1–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

O God, you are my God;

I will seek you diligently.

My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you

as in a dry and weary land without water.

Thus I have seen you in the sanctuary,

beholding your strength and glory.

Because your loyal love is better than life,

my lips will praise you.

So I will bless you while I live.

I will lift up my hands in your name.

My soul will be satisfied as with the best and richest food,

and with joyful lips my mouth will praise.

Psalm 63:1–5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

God, you are my God.

I greatly long for you.

With all my heart I thirst for you

in this dry desert

where there isn’t any water.

I have seen you in the sacred tent.

There I have seen your power and your glory.

Your love is better than life.

I will bring glory to you with my lips.

I will praise you as long as I live.

I will lift up my hands when I pray to you.

I will be as satisfied as if I had eaten the best food there is.

I will sing praise to you with my mouth.

Psalm 63:1–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;

My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,

In a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips will praise You.

So I will bless You as long as I live;

I will lift up my hands in Your name.

My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,

And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.