Psalms 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4Yet their voice
Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew measuring line
goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7The law of the  Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the  Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8The precepts of the  Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the  Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9The fear of the  Lord is pure,
enduring for ever.
The decrees of the  Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
10They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13Keep your servant also from wilful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
 Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
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