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Psalm 139 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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God's Omnipresence and Omniscience.

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me.
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Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising;
Thou understandest my thought afar off.
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Thou searchest out my path and my lying down,
And art acquainted with all my ways.
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For there is not a word in my tongue,
But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.
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Thou hast beset me behind and before,
And laid thy hand upon me.
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Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain unto it.
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Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?
Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
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If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.
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If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
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Even there shall thy hand lead me,
And thy right hand shall hold me.
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If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me,
And the light about me shall be night;
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Even the darkness hideth not from thee,
But the night shineth as the day:
The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
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For thou didst form my inward parts:
Thou didst cover me in my mother’s womb.
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I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
Wonderful are thy works;
And that my soul knoweth right well.
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My frame was not hidden from thee,
When I was made in secret,
And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
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Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance;
And in thy book they were all written,
Even the days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was none of them.
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How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
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If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
When I awake, I am still with thee.
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Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God:
Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.
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For they speak against thee wickedly,
And thine enemies take thy name in vain.
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Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee?
And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
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I hate them with perfect hatred:
They are become mine enemies.
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Search me, O God, and know my heart:
Try me, and know my thoughts;
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And see if there be any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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