If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark1 to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being;2 you knit me together3 in my mother's womb.414
I praise you5 because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,6 I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made7 in the secret place. When I was woven together8 in the depths of the earth,916
your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained10 for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious toa me are your thoughts,11 O God!12 How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,13 they would outnumber the grains of sand.14 When I awake,15 I am still with you.
If only you would slay the wicked,16 O God! Away from me,17 you bloodthirsty men!1820
They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries19 misuse your name.2021
Do I not hate those21 who hate you, O LORD, and abhor22 those who rise up against you?