O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising , thou understandest my thought afar off.3
Thou compassesta 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 LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high , I cannot attain unto it.
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 hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;10
Even there shall thy handlead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say , Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.12
Yea, the darknesshidethb not from thee; but the nightshineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother'swomb.14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous are thy works; and that my soulknoweth right well.15
My substancec was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.16
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written ,d which in continuance were fashioned , when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake , I am still with thee.
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God:depart from me therefore, ye bloodymen.20
For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemiestake thy name in vain.21
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
I hate them with perfecthatred: I count them mine enemies .
23Search me, O God, and know my heart:try me, and know my thoughts:24
And see if there be any wickedeway in me, and lead me in the wayeverlasting.