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Psalm 139 (The Darby Translation)

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1 {To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known [me]. 2 *Thou* knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off; 3 Thou searchest out a my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways; 4 For there is not yet b a word on 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 O knowledge too wonderful for me! it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? and whither flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into the heavens thou art there; or if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou [art there]; 9 [If] I take the wings of the dawn [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 And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night; 12 Even darkness hideth not from thee, and the night shineth as the day: the darkness is as the light. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins; thou didst cover me c in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee, for I am fearfully, wonderfully made. Marvellous are thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well. 15 My bones were d not hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my unformed substance, and in thy book all [my members] were written; [during many] days e were they fashioned, when [as yet] there was none of them. 17 But how precious are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 [If] I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee. 19 Oh that thou wouldest slay the wicked, O God! And ye men of blood, depart from me. 20 For they speak of thee wickedly, f they take [thy name] in vain, thine enemies. g 21 Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? and do not I loathe them that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I account them mine enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; prove me, and know my thoughts; h 24 And see if there be any grievous way i in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.
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