Psalm 139 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, you have knowledge of me, searching out all my secrets. 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You have knowledge when I am seated and when I get up, you see my thoughts from far away. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You keep watch over my steps and my sleep, and have knowledge of all my ways. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue which is not clear to you, O Lord. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 I am shut in by you on every side, and you have put your hand on me. 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is a wonder greater than my powers; it is so high that I may not come near it. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where may I go from your spirit? how may I go in flight from you? 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there: or if I make my bed in the underworld, you are there. 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and go to the farthest parts of the sea; 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 Even there will I be guided by your hand, and your right hand will keep me. 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, Only let me be covered by the dark, and the light about me be night; 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 Even the dark is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day: for dark and light are the same to you. 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 My flesh was made by you, and my parts joined together in my mother's body. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I will give you praise, for I am strangely and delicately formed; your works are great wonders, and of this my soul is fully conscious. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not unseen by you when I was made secretly, and strangely formed in the lowest parts of the earth. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being. 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How dear are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the number of them! 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I made up their number, it would be more than the grains of sand; when I am awake, I am still with you. 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you would put the sinners to death, O God; go far from me, you men of blood. 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 For they go against you with evil designs, and your haters make sport of your name. 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Are not your haters hated by me, O Lord? are not those who are lifted up against you a cause of grief to me? 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 My hate for them is complete; my thoughts of them are as if they were making war on me. 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered, and let my wandering thoughts be tested: 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any way of sorrow in me, and be my guide in the eternal way. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.