Psalm 19 NIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 The heavens1 declare2 the glory of God;3 the skies4 proclaim the work of his hands.5

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2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.6

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3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.a

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    • a 19:3 - Or "They have no speech, there are no words; / no sound is heard from them"
      4 Their voiceb goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.7 In the heavens he has pitched a tent8 for the sun,9

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        • b 19:4 - Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew "line"
          5 which is like a bridegroom10 coming forth from his pavilion,11 like a champion12 rejoicing to run his course.

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          6 It rises at one end of the heavens13 and makes its circuit to the other;14 nothing is hidden from its heat.

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          7 The law of the LORD 15 is perfect,16 reviving the soul.17 The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,18 making wise the simple.19

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          8 The precepts of the LORD are right,20 giving joy21 to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.22

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          9 The fear of the LORD 23 is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.24

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          10 They are more precious than gold,25 than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey,26 than honey from the comb.27

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          11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
          12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.28

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          13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;29 may they not rule over me.30 Then will I be blameless,31 innocent of great transgression.

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          14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing32 in your sight, O LORD, my Rock33 and my Redeemer.34

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