Psalm 139 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, You have searched me and known me. 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, Lord. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You have encircled me; You have placed Your hand on me. 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 [This] extraordinary knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to [reach] it. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? 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; if I make my bed in Sheol, 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 live at the eastern horizon [or] settle at the western limits, 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me. 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will become night"- 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike 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 For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother's womb. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know [this] very well. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths 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 me when I was formless; all [my] days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began. 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 God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me [to comprehend]; how vast their sum is! 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I counted them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I wake up, 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 God, if only You would kill the wicked- you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me- 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 who invoke You deceitfully. Your enemies swear [by You] falsely. 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Lord, don't I hate those who hate You, and detest those who rebel against You? 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I hate them with extreme hatred; I consider them my enemies. 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.