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Psalms 139 (asv)

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

139:1O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me.

139:2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising;

Thou understandest my thought afar off.

139:3Thou searchest out my path and my lying down,

And art acquainted with all my ways.

139:4For there is not a word in my tongue,

But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.

139:5Thou hast beset me behind and before,

And laid thy hand upon me.

139:6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

It is high, I cannot attain unto it.

139:7Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?

Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

139:8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:

If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.

139:9If I take the wings of the morning,

And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

139:10Even there shall thy hand lead me,

And thy right hand shall hold me.

139:11If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me,

And the light about me shall be night;

139:12Even the darkness hideth not from thee,

But the night shineth as the day:

The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

139:13For thou didst form my inward parts:

Thou didst cover me in my mother's womb.

139:14I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:

Wonderful are thy works;

And that my soul knoweth right well.

139:15My frame was not hidden from thee,

When I was made in secret,

And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

139:16Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance;

And in thy book they were all written,

Even the days that were ordained for me,

When as yet there was none of them.

139:17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!

How great is the sum of them!

139:18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:

When I awake, I am still with thee.

139:19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God:

Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.

139:20For they speak against thee wickedly,

And thine enemies take thy name in vain.

139:21Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee?

And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

139:22I hate them with perfect hatred:

They are become mine enemies.

139:23Search me, O God, and know my heart:

Try me, and know my thoughts;

139:24And see if there be any wicked way in me,

And lead me in the way everlasting.


Preceding Entry: Psalms 138
Following Entry: Psalms 140