For the [music] director. A psalm of David.

Yahweh’s Creation and Law

1 The heavens [are] telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.
References for Psalms 19:1
    • a 19:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 {Every day} [they] pour forth speech, and {every night} [they] tell knowledge.
      References for Psalms 19:2
        • b 19:2 - Literally "day to day"
        • c 19:2 - Literally "night to night"
          3 There is no speech and there are no words; their sound is inaudible.
          4 [Yet] in all [the] world their line goes out, and their words to [the] end of [the] world. In them he has pitched a tent for the sun,
          References for Psalms 19:4
            • d 19:4 - LXX "line"
            • e 19:4 - That is, the heavens
              5 and it [is] like a bridegroom who comes out of his bridal chamber. It is glad like a strong man to run [its] course.
              6 Its rising [is] from [one] end of the heavens and its circuit to the [other] end of them; and nothing [is] hidden from its heat.
              References for Psalms 19:6
                • f 19:6 - Hebrew "the"
                • g 19:6 - Hebrew "ends"
                  7 The law of Yahweh [is] perfect, reviving life. The testimony of Yahweh [is] firm, making wise [the] simple.
                  References for Psalms 19:7
                    • h 19:7 - Or "soul"
                      8 The precepts of Yahweh [are] right, making [the] heart rejoice. The command of Yahweh [is] pure, enlightening [the] eyes.
                      9 The fear of Yahweh [is] pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of Yahweh [are] true; they are righteous altogether,
                      10 more desirable than gold, even much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, even honey [in the] comb.
                      11 Moreover, your servant [is] warned by them; in keeping them [is] great reward.
                      References for Psalms 19:11
                        • i 19:11 - Or "illumined"
                          12 Who can perceive [his] errors? Acquit me from hidden [faults].
                          13 Also, keep back your servant from arrogant [sins]; let them not rule over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
                          References for Psalms 19:13
                            • j 19:13 - Usage elsewhere might suggest "arrogant people"
                              14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your presence, O Yahweh, my rock and my redeemer.