Psalm 139 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with 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, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or 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 ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, 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 dwell in the uttermost 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 Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," Even the night shall be light about me; 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both 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 You formed my inward parts; You covered me 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, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. 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 hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought 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 substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. 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 precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I 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 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men. 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take Your name in vain. 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up 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 perfect hatred; I count them my enemies. 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.