Psalms 139

Psalms 139:1  
Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me.

Psalms 139:2  
You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar.

Psalms 139:3  
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

Psalms 139:4  
For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.

Psalms 139:5  
You hem me in behind and before. You laid your hand on me.

Psalms 139:6  
This knowledge is beyond me. It’s lofty. I can’t attain it.

Psalms 139:7  
Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence?

Psalms 139:8  
If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there!

Psalms 139:9  
If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea,

Psalms 139:10  
even there your hand will lead me, and your right hand will hold me.

Psalms 139:11  
If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me. The light around me will be night,”

Psalms 139:12  
even the darkness doesn’t hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.

Psalms 139:13  
For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalms 139:14  
I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well.

Psalms 139:15  
My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth.

Psalms 139:16  
Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them.

Psalms 139:17  
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is their sum!

Psalms 139:18  
If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.

Psalms 139:19  
If only you, God, would kill the wicked. Get away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

Psalms 139:20  
For they speak against you wickedly. Your enemies take your name in vain.

Psalms 139:21  
Yahweh, don’t I hate those who hate you? Am I not grieved with those who rise up against you?

Psalms 139:22  
I hate them with perfect hatred. They have become my enemies.

Psalms 139:23  
Search me, God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts.

Psalms 139:24  
See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.

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