Psalms 1391 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me . 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou ▼ searchest out my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways. ▼
▼ 1) Or winnowest4 For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, And laid thy hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall ▼ overwhelm me, ▼ And the light about me shall be night; ▼
▼ 1) Or cover 2) Or Then the night shall be light about me12 Even the darkness hideth not from thee, But the night shineth as the day: The darkness and the light are both alike to thee . 13 For thou didst form my ▼ inward parts: Thou didst ▼ cover me in my mother’s womb. ▼
▼ 1) Heb reins 2) Or knit me together14 I will give thanks unto thee; For I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My frame was not hidden from thee, When I was made in secret, And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine 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. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I awake, I am still with thee. 19 ▼ Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men. ▼
▼ 1) Or Oh that thou wouldest slay20 For they ▼ speak against thee wickedly, And thine enemies ▼ take thy name in vain. ▼
▼ 1) Or utter thy name (Heb thee ); Or as otherwise read rebel against thee 2) Or lift themselves up against thee for vanity21 Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And ▼ am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? ▼
▼ 1) Or do not I loathe22 I hate them with perfect hatred: They are become mine enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts; 24 And see if there be any ▼ wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. ▼
▼ 1) Or way of pain
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