Psalms 139:1-10

1For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.

Lord, You have searched me and known me. a
2 You know when I sit down and when I stand up;
You understand my thoughts from far away. b
3 You observe my travels and my rest;
You are aware of all my ways. c
4 Before a word is on my tongue,
You know all about it, Lord. d
5 You have encircled me;
You have placed Your hand on me. e
6 This extraordinary knowledge is beyond me.
It is lofty; I am unable to reach it. f

7 Where can I go to escape Your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence? g
8 If I go up to heaven, You are there; h
if I make my bed in
Sheol: A Hebrew word for either the grave or the realm of the dead
Sheol, You are there. j
9 If I live at the eastern horizon
or settle at the western limits,
Lit I take up the wings of the dawn; I dwell at the end of the sea

10 even there Your hand will lead me;
Your right hand will hold on to me. l
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