139:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast
searched me, and known [me].
139:2 Thou knowest my down-sitting and my up rising, thou
understandest my thought afar off.
139:3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art
acquainted [with] all my ways.
139:4 For [there is] not a word on my tongue, [but] lo, O LORD,
thou knowest it altogether.
139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thy hand
139:6 [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high, I
cannot [attain] to it.
139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I
flee from thy presence?
139:8 If I ascend into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my
bed in hell, behold, thou [art there].
139:9 [If] I take the wings of the morning, [and] dwell in the
uttermost parts of the sea;
139:10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand
shall hold me.
139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the
night shall be light about me.
139:12 Yes, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night
shineth as the day: the darkness and the light [are] both alike
139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in
my mother's womb.
139:14 I will praise thee: for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully
made: wonderful [are] thy works; and [that] my soul well
139:15 My substance was not hid from thee when I was made in
secret, [and] curiously formed in the lowest parts of the
139:16 Thy eyes saw my substance, yet being imperfect; and in
thy book all [my members] were written, [which] in continuance
were fashioned, when [as yet there was] none of them.
139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts to me, O God! how
great is the sum of them!
139:18 [If] I should count them, they are more in number than
the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
139:19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me
therefore, ye bloody men.
139:20 For they speak against thee wickedly, [and] thy enemies
take [thy name] in vain.
139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I
grieved with those that rise up against thee?
139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them my enemies.
139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my
139:24 And see if [there is any] wicked way in me, and lead me
in the way everlasting.