1 How clearly the sky reveals God's glory! How plainly it shows what he has done!
2 Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.
3 No speech or words are used, no sound is heard;
4 yet their message goes out to all the world 1 and is heard to the ends of the earth. God made a home in the sky for the sun;
5 it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom, like an athlete eager to run a race.
6 It starts at one end of the sky and goes across to the other. Nothing can hide from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect; it gives new strength. The commands of the Lord are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it.
8 The laws of the Lord are right, and those who obey them are happy. The commands of the Lord are just and give understanding to the mind.
9 Reverence for the Lord is good; it will continue forever. The judgments of the Lord are just; they are always fair.
10 They are more desirable than the finest gold; they are sweeter than the purest honey.
11 They give knowledge to me, your servant; I am rewarded for obeying them.
12 None of us can see our own errors; deliver me, Lord, from hidden faults!
13 Keep me safe, also, from willful sins; don't let them rule over me. Then I shall be perfect and free from the evil of sin.
14 May my words and my thoughts be acceptable to you, O Lord, my refuge and my redeemer!