Psalm 139:2-24 NAS

2 You 1know when I sit down and when I rise up; You 2understand my thought from afar.

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

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

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

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              6 Such 7knowledge is 8too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot * attain to it.

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              7 9Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

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              8 10If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, 11You are there.

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                • 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 12lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

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                  11 If I say, "Surely the 13darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,"

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                    • g 139:11 - Lit "bruise;" some commentators read "cover"
                      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.

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                      13 For You 16formed my inward parts; You 17wove me in my mother's womb.

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                      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.

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                        • j 139:14 - Some ancient versions read "You are fearfully wonderful"
                          15 My 19frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the 20depths of the earth;

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                          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.

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                          17 How precious also are Your 24thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

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                          18 If I should count them, they would 25outnumber the sand. When 26I awake, I am still with You.

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                          19 O that You would 27slay the wicked, O God; 28Depart from me, therefore, 29men of bloodshed.

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                          20 For they 30speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies 31take Your name in vain.

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                            • l 139:20 - Or "of"
                            • m 139:20 - Some mss read "lift themselves up" against You
                              21 Do I not 32hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not 33loathe those who rise up against You?

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                              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;

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                              24 And see if there be any 36hurtful way in me, And 37lead me in the 38everlasting way.

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