1 O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 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.

References for Psalms 139:3

    • Ǖ 139:3 - compassest: or, winnowest
      4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
      5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine 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 hell, 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 cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
      12 Yea, the darkness hidethb not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

      References for Psalms 139:12

        • ǖ 139:12 - hideth...: Heb. darkeneth not
          13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
          14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth 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.

          References for Psalms 139:15

            • Ǘ 139:15 - substance: or, strength, or, body
              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.

              References for Psalms 139:16

                • ǘ 139:16 - all...: Heb. all 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 bloody men.
                  20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take 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?
                  22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
                  23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
                  24 And see if there be any wickede way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

                  References for Psalms 139:24

                    • Ǚ 139:24 - wicked...: Heb. way of pain, or, grief