Bible: Psalm 139:1-24
Psalm 139 1
139:1 For the music director, a psalm of David.
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
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
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
you wove me together 21 in my mother’s womb.
139:14 I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. 22
You knew me thoroughly; 23
139:15 my bones were not hidden from you,
when 24 I was made in secret
and sewed together in the depths of the earth. 25
139:16 Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. 26
All the days ordained for me
were recorded in your scroll
before one of them came into existence. 27
139:17 How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! 28
How vast is their sum total! 29
139:18 If I tried to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
Even if I finished counting them,
I would still have to contend with you. 30
139:19 If only 31 you would kill the wicked, O God!
Get away from me, you violent men! 32
your enemies lie. 36
and despise those who oppose you? 37
139:22 I absolutely hate them, 38
they have become my enemies!
139:23 Examine me, and probe my thoughts! 39
Test me, and know my concerns! 40
139:24 See if there is any idolatrous tendency 41 in me,
and lead me in the reliable ancient path! 42