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Bible Commentaries

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 63

Verse 1

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;

Early — Heb. in the morning, Which implies the doing it with diligence and speed.

Thirsteth — For the enjoyment of thee in thy house and ordinances.

Flesh — The desire of my soul, is so vehement, that my very body feels the effects of it.

No water — In a land where I want the refreshing waters of the sanctuary.

Verse 2

To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

To see — To enjoy.

Power — The powerful and glorious effects of thy gracious presence.

Verse 5

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Satisfied — When thou shalt fulfil my earnest desire of enjoying thee in the sanctuary.

Verse 9

But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Shall go — Into the grave.

Verse 10

They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

Foxes — Their carcases shall become a prey to wild and ravenous creatures.

Verse 11

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

The king — I who am already anointed king.

Every one — That sweareth by the name of God, in truth, and judgment, and righteousness. Every sincere servant and worshipper of God.

Shall glory — Shall rejoice in my deliverance.

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Bibliographical Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 63". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". 1765.