Bible: Psalm 139:1-12

Psalm 139 1 

139:1 For the music director, a psalm of David.

O Lord, you examine me 2  and know.

139:2 You know when I sit down and when I get up;

even from far away you understand my motives.

139:3 You carefully observe me when I travel or when I lie down to rest; 3 

you are aware of everything I do. 4 

139:4 Certainly 5  my tongue does not frame a word

without you, O Lord, being thoroughly aware of it. 6 

139:5 You squeeze me in from behind and in front;

you place your hand on me.

139:6 Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension;

it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it. 7 

139:7 Where can I go to escape your spirit?

Where can I flee to escape your presence? 8 

139:8 If I were to ascend 9  to heaven, you would be there.

If I were to sprawl out in Sheol, there you would be. 10 

139:9 If I were to fly away 11  on the wings of the dawn, 12 

and settle down on the other side 13  of the sea,

139:10 even there your hand would guide me,

your right hand would grab hold of me.

139:11 If I were to say, “Certainly the darkness will cover me, 14 

and the light will turn to night all around me,” 15 

139:12 even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, 16 

and the night is as bright as 17  day;

darkness and light are the same to you. 18 

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