Compare Translations for Psalm 139:8

Psalm 139:8 ASV
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.
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Psalm 139:8 BBE
If I go up to heaven, you are there: or if I make my bed in the underworld, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 CEB
If I went up to heaven, you would be there. If I went down to the grave, you would be there too!
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Psalm 139:8 CJB
If I climb up to heaven, you are there; if I lie down in Sh'ol, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 RHE
(138-8) If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.
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Psalm 139:8 ESV
If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
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Psalm 139:8 GW
If I go up to heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in hell, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 GNT
If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.
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Psalm 139:8 HNV
If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in She'ol, behold, you are there!
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Psalm 139:8 CSB
If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.
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Psalm 139:8 KJV
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
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Psalm 139:8 LEB
If I ascend to heaven, there you [are], and if I make my bed [in] Sheol, look! [There] you [are].
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Psalm 139:8 NAS
If I ascend to heaven, You are there ; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
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Psalm 139:8 NCV
If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 NIRV
If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I lie down in the deepest parts of the earth, you are also there.
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Psalm 139:8 NIV
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 NKJV
If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
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Psalm 139:8 NLT
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 NRS
If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 RSV
If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!
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Psalm 139:8 DBY
If I ascend up into the heavens thou art there; or if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou [art there];
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Psalm 139:8 MSG
If I climb to the sky, you're there! If I go underground, you're there!
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Psalm 139:8 WBT
If I ascend into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou [art there].
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Psalm 139:8 TMB
If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.
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Psalm 139:8 TNIV
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
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Psalm 139:8 WEB
If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there!
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Psalm 139:8 WYC
If I shall ascend into heaven, thou art there; if I shall go down into hell, thou art present. (If I shall go up into heaven, thou art there; if I shall go down into Sheol, or into the land of the dead, thou art there also.)
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Psalm 139:8 YLT
If I ascend the heavens -- there Thou [art], And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee!
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Psalms 139 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 139

God knows all things. (1-6) He is every where present. (7-16) The psalmist's hatred to sin, and desire to be led aright. (17-24)

Verses 1-6 God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.

Verses 7-16 We cannot see God, but he can see us. The psalmist did not desire to go from the Lord. Whither can I go? In the most distant corners of the world, in heaven, or in hell, I cannot go out of thy reach. No veil can hide us from God; not the thickest darkness. No disguise can save any person or action from being seen in the true light by him. Secret haunts of sin are as open before God as the most open villanies. On the other hand, the believer cannot be removed from the supporting, comforting presence of his Almighty Friend. Should the persecutor take his life, his soul will the sooner ascend to heaven. The grave cannot separate his body from the love of his Saviour, who will raise it a glorious body. No outward circumstances can separate him from his Lord. While in the path of duty, he may be happy in any situation, by the exercise of faith, hope, and prayer.

Verses 17-24 God's counsels concerning us and our welfare are deep, such as cannot be known. We cannot think how many mercies we have received from him. It would help to keep us in the fear of the Lord all the day long, if, when we wake in the morning, our first thoughts were of him: and how shall we admire and bless our God for his precious salvation, when we awake in the world of glory! Surely we ought not to use our members and senses, which are so curiously fashioned, as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin. But our immortal and rational souls are a still more noble work and gift of God. Yet if it were not for his precious thoughts of love to us, our reason and our living for ever would, through our sins, prove the occasion of our eternal misery. How should we then delight to meditate on God's love to sinners in Jesus Christ, the sum of which exceeds all reckoning! Sin is hated, and sinners lamented, by all who fear the Lord. Yet while we shun them we should pray for them; with God their conversion and salvation are possible. As the Lord knows us thoroughly, and we are strangers to ourselves, we should earnestly desire and pray to be searched and proved by his word and Spirit. if there be any wicked way in me, let me see it; and do thou root it out of me. The way of godliness is pleasing to God, and profitable to us; and will end in everlasting life. It is the good old way. All the saints desire to be kept and led in this way, that they may not miss it, turn out of it, or tire in it.

Psalms 139 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 139

Psalms 139:1-24 . After presenting the sublime doctrines of God's omnipresence and omniscience, the Psalmist appeals to Him, avowing his innocence, his abhorrence of the wicked, and his ready submission to the closest scrutiny. Admonition to the wicked and comfort to the pious are alike implied inferences from these doctrines.