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Psalm 19 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Witness of Creation and Scripture

For the choir director. A psalm of David.

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The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.

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Day after day they pour out speech;

night after night they communicate knowledge.[fn]

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There is no speech; there are no words;

their voice is not heard.

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Their message[fn] has gone out to the whole earth,

and their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun.

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It is like a bridegroom coming from his home;

it rejoices like an athlete running a course.

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It rises from one end of the heavens

and circles to their other end;

nothing is hidden from its heat.

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The instruction of the LORD is perfect,

renewing one’s life;

the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy,

making the inexperienced wise.

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The precepts of the LORD are right,

making the heart glad;

the command of the LORD is radiant,

making the eyes light up.

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The fear of the LORD is pure,

enduring forever;

the ordinances of the LORD are reliable

and altogether righteous.

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They are more desirable than gold —

than an abundance of pure gold;

and sweeter than honey

dripping from a honeycomb.

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In addition, your servant is warned by them,

and in keeping them there is an abundant reward.

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Who perceives his unintentional sins?

Cleanse me from my hidden faults.

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Moreover, keep your servant from willful sins;

do not let them rule me.

Then I will be blameless

and cleansed from blatant rebellion.

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May the words of my mouth

and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable to you,

LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

CSB Footnotes
Or Day to day pours out speech, and night to night communicates knowledge
LXX, Sym, Syr, Vg; MT reads line

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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