2 You 1know when I sit down and when I rise up; You 2understand my thought from afar.
3 You 3scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You 4know it all.
5 You have 5enclosed me behind and before, And 6laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such 7knowledge is 8too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot * attain to it.
7 9Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 10If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, 11You are there.
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 12lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
11 If I say, "Surely the 13darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,"
12 Even the 14darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. 15Darkness and light are alike to You.
13 For You 16formed my inward parts; You 17wove me in my mother's womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 18Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
15 My 19frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the 20depths of the earth;
16 Your 21eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in 22Your book were all written The 23days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
17 How precious also are Your 24thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would 25outnumber the sand. When 26I awake, I am still with You.
19 O that You would 27slay the wicked, O God; 28Depart from me, therefore, 29men of bloodshed.
20 For they 30speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies 31take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not 32hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not 33loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.
23 34Search me, O God, and know my heart; 35Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there be any 36hurtful way in me, And 37lead me in the 38everlasting way.