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Psalm 19 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:2 - Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:3 - They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:4 - Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.
God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:5 - It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:6 - The sun rises at one end of the heavens
and follows its course to the other end.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:7 - The instructions of the LORD are perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:8 - The commandments of the LORD are right,
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are clear,
giving insight for living.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:9 - Reverence for the LORD is pure,
lasting forever.
The laws of the LORD are true;
each one is fair.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:10 - They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even honey dripping from the comb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:11 - They are a warning to your servant,
a great reward for those who obey them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:12 - How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:13 - Keep your servant from deliberate sins!
Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:14 - May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
NLT Footnotes
Or There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.

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

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