For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.

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2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

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4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.

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5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

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6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

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7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

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8 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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9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

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11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

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13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

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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.

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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.

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17 How precious to me are your thoughts,a God! How vast is the sum of them!

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    • ƃ 139:17 - Or "How amazing are your thoughts concerning me"
      18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

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      19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!

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      20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.

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      21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
      22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

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      23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
      24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.