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Psalm 139 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know! 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 I can never escape from your spirit! I can never get away 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 go down to the place of the dead, 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 ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 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 guide me, and your strength will support me. 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night -- 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and 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 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and 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 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous -- and how well I know it. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 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 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. 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 are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers! 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They blaspheme you; your enemies take your name in vain. 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 O LORD, shouldn't I hate those who hate you? Shouldn't I despise those who resist you? 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 Yes, I hate them with complete hatred, for your enemies are my enemies. 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.