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Psalms 138

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 139

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  O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known [me].  

 

 


2


 

  Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.  

 

 


3


 

  Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways.  

 

 


4


 

  For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.  

 

 


5


 

  Thou hast beset me behind and before, And laid thy hand upon me.  

 

 


6


 

  [Such] knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it.  

 

 


7


 

  Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?  

 

 


8


 

  If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.  

 

 


9


 

  If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;  

 

 


10


 

  Even there shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me.  

 

 


11


 

  If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me, And the light about me shall be night;  

 

 


12


 

  Even the darkness hideth not from thee, But the night shineth as the day: The darkness and the light are both alike [to thee].  

 

 


13


 

  For thou didst form my inward parts: Thou didst cover me in my mother's womb.  

 

 


14


 

  I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well.  

 

 


15


 

  My frame was not hidden from thee, When I was made in secret, [And] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  

 

 


16


 

  Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, [Even] the days that were ordained [for me], When as yet there was none of them.  

 

 


17


 

  How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!  

 

 


18


 

  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I awake, I am still with thee.  

 

 


19


 

  Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.  

 

 


20


 

  For they speak against thee wickedly, And thine enemies take [thy name] in vain.  

 

 


21


 

  Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?  

 

 


22


 

  I hate them with perfect hatred: They are become mine enemies.  

 

 


23


 

  Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts;  

 

 


24


 

  And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 140 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.  

 

 


Psalms 140

 

 

 

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