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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Psalms 63

Verse 1

63:1 [A Psalm of David, when he was in the {a} wilderness of Judah.] O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul {b} thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

(a) That is, of Ziph 1 Samuel 23:14.

(b) Though he was both hungry and in great distress, yet he made God above all meat and drink.

Verse 2

63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] {c} I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

(c) In this misery I exercise myself in the contemplation of your power and glory, as if I were in the sanctuary.

Verse 5

63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] {d} marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:

(d) The remembrance of your favour is more sweet to me than all the pleasures and dainties of the world.

Verse 8

63:8 My soul {e} followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

(e) He assures himself by the Spirit of God to have the gift of constancy.

Verse 10

63:10 {f} They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

(f) He prophecies of the destruction of Saul and they who take his part, whose bodies will not be buried but be devoured with wild beasts.

Verse 11

63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that {g} sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

(g) All who swear by God correctly or profess him will rejoice in this worthy king.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 63". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.