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PSALMS · Chapter 139
139:1 O lord, you have searched me, and known me.
139:2 You know my sitting down and mine rising up, you understand my thought far off.
139:3 You compass my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, you know it altogether.
139:5 You have beset me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me.
139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
139:7 Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence?
139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are 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 your hand lead me, and your 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 hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you.
139:13 For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb.
139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.
139:15 My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the low parts of the earth.
139:16 your eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in your 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 your 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 you.
139:19 Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, all of you bloody men.
139:20 For they speak against you wickedly, and your enemies take your name in vain.
139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you?
139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
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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