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 1:6–8proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 c Their d voice ▼
▼ Or Their measuring linegoes 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.
6 Its 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;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules ▼
▼ Or just decreesof the Lord are t true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than u gold,
even much v fine gold;
w sweeter also than honey
and drippings of x the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, 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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