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Psalm 139 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:1 - To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:2 - Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; thou discernest my thoughts from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:3 - Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:4 - Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:5 - Thou dost beset me behind and before, and layest thy hand upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:6 - Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:7 - Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:8 - If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:9 - If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:10 - even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:11 - If I say, "Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night,"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 - even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:13 - For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:14 - I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:15 - my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:16 - Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:17 - How precious to me are thy thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 - If I would count them, they are more than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:19 - O that thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God, and that men of blood would depart from me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:20 - men who maliciously defy thee, who lift themselves up against thee for evil!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:21 - Do I not hate them that hate thee, O LORD? And do I not loathe them that rise up against thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:22 - I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:23 - Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:24 - And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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