Psalms 19

The Law of the  Lord Is Perfect

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 a  The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above
Hebrew  the expanse; compare Genesis 1:6–8
proclaims his handiwork.
2Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 c  Their d  voice
Or  Their measuring line
goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for f  the sun,
5 g  which comes out like h  a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
6Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 i  The law of the  Lord is perfect,
Or blameless

k  reviving the soul;
l  the testimony of the  Lord is m  sure,
n  making wise o  the simple;
8 p  the precepts of the  Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the  Lord is q  pure,
r  enlightening the eyes;
9the fear of the  Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules
Or just decrees
of the  Lord are t  true,
and righteous altogether.
10More to be desired are they than u  gold,
even much v  fine gold;
w  sweeter also than honey
and drippings of x  the honeycomb.
11Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
y  in keeping them there is great reward.
12 z  Who can discern his errors?
aa  Declare me innocent from ab  hidden faults.
13 ac  Keep back your servant also from ad  presumptuous sins;
let them not have ae  dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O  Lord, my af  rock and my ag  redeemer.
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