God's Omnipresence and Omniscience.

1 O LORD, You have 1searched me and known me.

References for Psalms 139:1

2 You 2know when I sit down and when I rise up; You 3understand my thought from afar.

References for Psalms 139:2

    • a 139:2 - Lit "my sitting"
    • b 139:2 - Lit "my rising"
      3 You 4scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

      References for Psalms 139:3

        • c 139:3 - Lit "winnow"
        • d 139:3 - Or "journeying"
          4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You 5know it all.

          References for Psalms 139:4

            • e 139:4 - Lit "For there is not"
              5 You have 6enclosed me behind and before, And 7laid Your hand upon me.

              References for Psalms 139:5

              6 Such 8knowledge is 9too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot * attain to it.

              References for Psalms 139:6

              7 10Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

              References for Psalms 139:7

              8 11If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, 12You are there.

              References for Psalms 139:8

                • f 139:8 - I.e. the nether world
                  9 If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
                  10 Even there Your hand will 13lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

                  References for Psalms 139:10

                  11 If I say, "Surely the 14darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,"

                  References for Psalms 139:11

                    • g 139:11 - Lit "bruise;" some commentators read "cover"
                      12 Even the 15darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. 16Darkness and light are alike to You.

                      References for Psalms 139:12