Psalm 139 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the Overseer. -- A Psalm by David. Jehovah, Thou hast searched me, and knowest. 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 Thou -- Thou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And [with] all my ways hast been acquainted. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all! 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand. 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee? 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend the heavens -- there Thou [art], And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee! 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 Also there Thy hand doth lead me, And Thy right hand doth hold me. 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 And I say, `Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night [is] light to me. 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 Also darkness hideth not from Thee, And night as day shineth, as [is] darkness so [is] light. 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 Thou -- Thou hast possessed my reins, Thou dost cover me in my mother's belly. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I confess Thee, because that [with] wonders I have been distinguished. Wonderful [are] Thy works, And my soul is knowing [it] well. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My substance was not hid from Thee, When I was made in secret, Curiously wrought in the lower part of 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 Mine unformed substance Thine eyes saw, And on Thy book all of them are written, The days they were formed -- And not one among 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 And to me how precious have been Thy thoughts, O God, how great hath been their sum! 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 I recount them! than the sand they are more, I have waked, and I am still with Thee. 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
19 Dost Thou slay, O God, the wicked? Then, men of blood, turn aside from me! 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 Who exchange Thee for wickedness, Lifted up to vanity [are] Thine enemies. 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do not I hate, Jehovah, those hating Thee? And with Thy withstanders grieve myself? 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 [With] perfect hatred I have hated them, Enemies they have become to me. 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 thoughts, 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 And see if a grievous way be in me, And lead me in a way age-during! 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.