Psalm 139 DBY

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 my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways;

References for Psalms 139:3

    • a 139:3 - Lit. 'siftest.'
      4 For there is not yet a word on my tongue, [but] lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.

      References for Psalms 139:4

        • b 139:4 - Or 'ere [even] there is.'
          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 in my mother's womb.

          References for Psalms 139:13

            • c 139:13 - Or 'thou didst knit me together,' as Job 10.11. See also 'hedged in,' Job 3.23, and 'cover,' Ps. 91.4.
              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 not hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts of the earth.

              References for Psalms 139:15

                • d 139:15 - Or 'framework was.'
                  16 Thine eyes did see my unformed substance, and in thy book all [my members] were written; [during many] days were they fashioned, when [as yet] there was none of them.

                  References for Psalms 139:16

                    • e 139:16 - Or 'continuously.'
                      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, they take [thy name] in vain, thine enemies.

                      References for Psalms 139:20

                        • f 139:20 - Or 'with evil intent.'
                        • g 139:20 - Or '[They] who speak wickedly of thee have lifted up themselves to lying, -- thine enemies.'
                          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;

                          References for Psalms 139:23

                            • h 139:23 - As Ps. 94.19, 'anxious (or conflicting) thoughts.'
                              24 And see if there be any grievous way in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.

                              References for Psalms 139:24

                                • i 139:24 - Or 'idolatrous way.'