Psalms 139

1For the end, A Psalm of David. O Lord, You have proved me, and known me. 2You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thoughts long before. 3You have traced my path and my bed, and have foreseen all my ways. 4For there is no unrighteous word on my tongue: behold, O Lord, You have known all things, 5the last and the first: You have fashioned me, and laid Your hand upon me. 6The knowledge of You is too wonderful for me; it is very difficult, I cannot attain to it. 7Where shall I go from Your Spirit? And to where shall I flee from Your presence? 8If I should go up to heaven, You are there: if I should go down to hell, You are present. 9If I should spread my wings to fly straight forward, and sojourn at the extremity of the sea, it would be vain, 10for even there Your hand would guide me, and Your right hand would hold me. 11When I said, Surely the darkness will cover me; even the night was light in my luxury. 12For darkness will not be darkness with You; but night will be light as day. As its darkness, so shall its light be to You. 13For You, O Lord, have possessed my reins; You have helped me from my mother's womb. 14I will give You thanks; for You are fearfully wondrous; wondrous are Your works; and my soul knows it well. 15My bones, which You made in secret, were not hidden from You, nor my substance, in the lowest parts of the earth. 16Your eyes saw my unwrought substance, and all men shall be written in Your book; they shall be formed by day, though there should for a time be no one among them. 17But Your friends, O God, have been greatly honored by me; their rule has been greatly strengthened. 18I will number them, and they shall be multiplied beyond the sand; I awake, and am still with You. 19Oh that You would slay the wicked, O God. Depart from me, you men of blood! 20For you will say concerning their thoughts, that they shall take your cities in vain. 21Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hate You? And have I not wasted away because of Your enemies? 22I have hated them with perfect hatred; they were counted as my enemies. 23Prove me, O God, and know my heart; examine me, and know my paths; 24and see if there is any way of iniquity in me, and lead me in an everlasting way.
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