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Psalm 139 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David.

O LORD, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:2 - You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:3 - You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:4 - You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:5 - You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:6 - Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:7 - I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:8 - If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[fn] you are there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:9 - If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:10 - even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:11 - I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 - but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:13 - You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:14 - Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:15 - You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:16 - You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:17 - How precious are your thoughts about me,[fn] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 - I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:19 - O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:20 - They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:21 - O LORD, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:22 - Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:23 - Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:24 - Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew to Sheol.
Or How precious to me are your thoughts.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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