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lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising,
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 in my tongue, but, lo,
O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid
thine hand upon me.
139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is
high, I cannot attain unto it.
139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither
shall I flee from thy presence?
139:8 If I ascend up 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 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but
the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the
light are both alike to thee.
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: marvellous are thy works; and that
my soul knoweth right well.
139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I
was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the
lowest parts of the earth.
139:16 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 yet there was none of them.
139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto 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
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
thine 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
139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them
139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me,
and know my thoughts:
139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and
lead me in the way everlasting.
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Summary of Psalm 139
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Summary of this Psalm
A prayer to be delivered
from the wicked.
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A prayer to be delivered from the wicked.