131 I open my mouth and pant,(A)
    longing for your commands.(B)

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131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

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Psalm 63[a]

A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,(A)
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
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63 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;

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My soul yearns for you in the night;(A)
    in the morning my spirit longs(B) for you.
When your judgments(C) come upon the earth,
    the people of the world learn righteousness.(D)

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With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

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