A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Idumea.
O God, my God, I cry to thee early; my soul has thirsted for thee: how often has my flesh longed after thee, in a barren and trackless and dry land! Thus have I appeared before thee in the sanctuary, that I might see thy power and thy glory. For thy mercy is better than * Gr. lives.life: my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee during my life: I will lift up my hands in thy name. Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness; and my joyful lips shall praise thy name.
Gr. if. See Acts 26. 23.Forasmuch as I have remembered thee on my bed: in the early seasons I have meditated on thee. For thou hast been my helper, and in the shelter of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul has Gr. been glued.kept very close behind thee: thy right hand has upheld me. 10 But they vainly sought after my soul; they shall go into the lowest parts of the earth. 11 They shall be delivered up to the power of the sword; they shall be portions for foxes. 12 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall be praised; for the mouth of them that speak unjust things has been stopped.

*62:4 Gr. lives.

62:7 Gr. if. See Acts 26. 23.

62:9 Gr. been glued.