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Psalm 139 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:1 - For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:2 - You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:3 - You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:4 - Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:5 - You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:6 - Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:7 - Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:8 - If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:9 - If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:10 - even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:11 - If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 - even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:13 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:14 - I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:15 - My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:16 - Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:17 - How precious to me are your thoughts,[fn] God! How vast is the sum of them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 - Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:19 - If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:20 - They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:21 - Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:22 - I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:23 - Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:24 - See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
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Or How amazing are your thoughts concerning me

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