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Psalm 19 NIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 aThe heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

References for Psalms 19:1

    • Š 19:1 - In Hebrew texts 19:1-14 is numbered 19:2-15.
      2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

      References for Psalms 19:2

      3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
      4 Yet their voiceb goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

      References for Psalms 19:4

        • ‹ 19:4 - Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew "measuring line"
          5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

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          6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

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          7 The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

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

          References for Psalms 19:8

          9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.

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          10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

          References for Psalms 19:10

          11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
          12 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.

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

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          14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

          References for Psalms 19:14

          Study tools for Psalm 19

          • a 19:1 - In Hebrew texts 19:1-14 is numbered 19:2-15.
          • b 19:4 - Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew "measuring line"