Psalm 19 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The heavens tell about the glory of God. The skies show that his hands created them. 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they speak about it. Night after night they make it known. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
3 But they don't speak or use words. No sound is heard from them. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
4 At the same time, their voice goes out into the whole earth. Their words go out from one end of the world to the other. God has set up a tent in the heavens for the sun. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 The sun is like a groom coming out of the room where he spent his wedding night. The sun is like a great runner who takes delight in running a race. 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens. Then it moves across to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect. It gives us new strength. The laws of the LORD can be trusted. They make childish people wise. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The rules of the LORD are right. They give joy to our hearts. The commands of the LORD shine brightly. They give light to our minds. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The law that brings respect for the LORD is pure. It lasts forever. The directions the LORD gives are true. All of them are completely right. 9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
10 They are more priceless than gold. They have greater value than huge amounts of pure gold. They are sweeter than honey that is taken from the honeycomb. 10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
11 I am warned by them. When I obey them, I am greatly rewarded. 11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Can I know my mistakes? Forgive my hidden faults. 12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep me also from the sins I want to commit. May they not be my master. Then I will be without blame. I will not be guilty of any great sin against your law. 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14 Lord, may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing in your eyes. You are my Rock and my Redeemer. 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.