Parallel Bible results for Psalm 139

American Standard Version

New International Version

Psalm 139

ASV 1 O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known [me]. NIV 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. ASV 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off. NIV 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. ASV 3 Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways. NIV 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. ASV 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether. NIV 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. ASV 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, And laid thy hand upon me. NIV 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. ASV 6 [Such] knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it. NIV 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. ASV 7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? NIV 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? ASV 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there. NIV 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. ASV 9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; NIV 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, ASV 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me. NIV 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. ASV 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me, And the light about me shall be night; NIV 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," ASV 12 Even the darkness hideth not from thee, But the night shineth as the day: The darkness and the light are both alike [to thee]. NIV 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. ASV 13 For thou didst form my inward parts: Thou didst cover me in my mother's womb. NIV 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. ASV 14 I will give thanks unto thee; For I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well. NIV 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. ASV 15 My frame was not hidden from thee, When I was made in secret, [And] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. NIV 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, ASV 16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, [Even] the days that were ordained [for me], When as yet there was none of them. NIV 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. ASV 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! NIV 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! ASV 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I awake, I am still with thee. NIV 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. ASV 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men. NIV 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! ASV 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, And thine enemies take [thy name] in vain. NIV 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. ASV 21 Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? NIV 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you? ASV 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: They are become mine enemies. NIV 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. ASV 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts; NIV 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. ASV 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. NIV 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.