Psalm 63 a psalm through David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah
1 1 O God, You're my God!
Early I seek Thee.
My soul thirsts for Thee,
my flesh oft for Thee,
in a dry land and
faint, without water.
in the sanctuary
2 to see Thy power
and Thy great glory.
is better than life,
my lips commend Thee.
while I live. In
Your name I lift my hands.
my soul's satisfied.
And my lips singing,
my mouth sings praises.
Thee upon my bed,
I muse on Thee
in watches of the night
helper to me, and
in shade of Your wings
I do sing for joy.
8 My soul cleaved to Thee,
as I follow Thee.
Your right hand has
taken hold within me.
5 9 But those that seek my
soul to destruction
shall enter into
the earth's lowest parts.
10 They make men poured out
on hands of the sword.
The portion of
jackals they will become.
6 11 But the king shall joy,
rejoicing in God.
All that swear by Him,
shall make Him their boast
for shut up shall be
the mouth that speaks lies
for Your mercy
is e'en better than life.
- Steve Miller
copyright 1/6/2021 voiceInWilderness.info
1Samuel 22:5 And the prophet Gad said to David, Abide not in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.
17 And the king said to the guard who stood about him, "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also is with David, and they knew that he fled and did not disclose it to me." But the servants of the king would not put out their hand to strike the priests of the LORD.
20 But one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.
21 And Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.
22 And David said to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have occasioned the death of all the persons of your father's house.
23 Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping."
1Samuel 23:1 Now they told David, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors."
3 But David's men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
4 And David inquired of Jehovah yet again. And Jehovah answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will give the Philistines into thy hand.
5 And David and his men went to Keilah, and fought against the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
6 When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand.
7 Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, "God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars."
9 David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."
10 Then said David, Jehovah, God of Israel, thy servant hath heard for certain that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
11 Will the citizens of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? Jehovah, God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And Jehovah said, He will come down.
12 And David said, Will the citizens of Keilah deliver up me and my men into the hand of Saul? And Jehovah said, They will deliver thee up.
13 Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, and he forbore to go forth.
14 And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds, and abode in the mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.
16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
18 And they two made a covenant before Jehovah; and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
19 And the Ziphites came up to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strongholds in the wood, on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the waste?
24 And they arose and went to Ziph before Saul; but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of the waste.
25 And Saul and his men went to seek him. And they told David; and he came down from the rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And Saul heard that, and he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
26 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain; and David made haste to get away from Saul; and Saul and his men sought to surround David and his men to take them.
27 But there came a messenger to Saul, saying, Haste thee and come; for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.
28 And Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines; therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.
29 And David went up from thence, and abode in the strongholds of Engedi.
1 Samuel 24:1 And it came to pass when Saul had returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
3 And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet; and David and his men were abiding in the recesses of the cave.
4 And David's men said to him, Behold the day of which Jehovah said to thee, Behold, I will give thine enemy into thy hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good to thee. And David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe secretly.
5 And it came to pass afterwards that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
6 And he said to his men, Jehovah forbid that I should do this thing to my master, Jehovah's anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, for he is the anointed of Jehovah.
7 And David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
Ecclesiastes 4:2 Then I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive;
8:15 And I commended mirth, because there is nothing better for man under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry; for that shall abide with him of his labor the days of his life, which God hath given him under the sun.
Proverbs 29:11 A fool brings out all his spirit; but a wise man stilleth it within him.
Psalm 89:9 You rule the pride of the sea: when its waves arise, You still them.
65:7 Who stilleth the raging of the seas, the raging of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples.
Genesis 47:8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy life?
2 Samuel 19:34 And Barzillai said to the king, How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?
1 Kings 22:16 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but truth in the name of Jehovah?
2 Chronicles 18:15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but truth in the name of Jehovah?
Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins? Make me to know my transgression and my sin.
21:17 How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows to them in his anger?
Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my only one from the young lions.
78:40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
119:84 How many shall be the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
Zechariah 2:2 And I said, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
7:3 and to speak unto the priests that were in the house of Jehovah of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done now so many years?
Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
Isaiah 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith Jehovah.
Mark 8:35 For whosoever shall desire to save his soul life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his soul life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.
Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness for entering into the holy of holies by the blood of Jesus,
20 the new and living way which he has dedicated for us through the veil, that is, his flesh,
21 and having a great priest over the house of God,
22 let us approach with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, sprinkled as to our hearts from a wicked conscience, and washed as to our body with pure water.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Ruth 1:14 And they lifted up their voice and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave to her.