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Psalm 139

BBE 1 <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> O Lord, you have knowledge of me, searching out all my secrets. NIV 1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. BBE 2 You have knowledge when I am seated and when I get up, you see my thoughts from far away. NIV 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. BBE 3 You keep watch over my steps and my sleep, and have knowledge of all my ways. NIV 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. BBE 4 For there is not a word on my tongue which is not clear to you, O Lord. NIV 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. BBE 5 I am shut in by you on every side, and you have put your hand on me. NIV 5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. BBE 6 Such knowledge is a wonder greater than my powers; it is so high that I may not come near it. NIV 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. BBE 7 Where may I go from your spirit? how may I go in flight from you? NIV 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? BBE 8 If I go up to heaven, you are there: or if I make my bed in the underworld, you are there. NIV 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. BBE 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and go to the farthest 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, BBE 10 Even there will I be guided by your hand, and your right hand will keep me. NIV 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. BBE 11 If I say, Only let me be covered by the dark, and the light about me be night; NIV 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," BBE 12 Even the dark is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day: for dark and light are the same to you. 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. BBE 13 My flesh was made by you, and my parts joined together in my mother's body. NIV 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. BBE 14 I will give you praise, for I am strangely and delicately formed; your works are great wonders, and of this my soul is fully conscious. NIV 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. BBE 15 My frame was not unseen by you when I was made secretly, and strangely formed 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, BBE 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being. 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. BBE 17 How dear are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the number of them! NIV 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! BBE 18 If I made up their number, it would be more than the grains of sand; when I am awake, I am still with you. NIV 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. BBE 19 If only you would put the sinners to death, O God; go far from me, you men of blood. NIV 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! BBE 20 For they go against you with evil designs, and your haters make sport of your name. NIV 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. BBE 21 Are not your haters hated by me, O Lord? are not those who are lifted up against you a cause of grief to me? NIV 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you? BBE 22 My hate for them is complete; my thoughts of them are as if they were making war on me. NIV 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. BBE 23 O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered, and let my wandering thoughts be tested: NIV 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. BBE 24 See if there is any way of sorrow in me, and be my guide in the eternal way. NIV 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.