Psalms 139 (asv)
Psalms 139 (asv)
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,
139:11If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me,
139:12Even the darkness hideth not from 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;
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.
And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
139:22I hate them with perfect hatred:
They are become mine enemies.
Try me, and know my thoughts;
139:24And see if there be any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.