|To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
|1||O LORD, thou hast
searched me, and known me.
|2||Thou knowest my
downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
||my my thought|
|3||Thou compassest my
path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
|4||For there is
not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it
|5||Thou hast beset me
behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
||behind and before|
knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot
attain unto it.
||cannot attain unto it|
|7||Whither shall I go
from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
|8||If I ascend up into
heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou
||thou art there|
|9||If I take the
wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the
||wings of the morning|
|10||Even there shall
thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
|11||If I say, Surely
the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
|12||Yea, the darkness
hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness
the light are both alike to thee.
|13||For thou hast
possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
|14||I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are
works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
|15||My substance was
not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously
in the lowest parts of the earth.
||My substance curiously wrought lowest parts|
|16||Thine eyes did see
my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members
were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as
there was none of them.
||unperfect continuance fashioned|
|17||How precious also
are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
|18||If I should
count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am
still with thee.
|19||Surely thou wilt
slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
|20||For they speak
against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name
|21||Do not I hate them,
O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up
|22||I hate them with
perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
|23||Search me, O God,
and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
||know my thoughts|
|24||And see if there
be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
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