For you created my inmost being;1 you knit me together2 in my mother's womb.314
I praise you4 because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,5 I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made6 in the secret place. When I was woven together7 in the depths of the earth,816
your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained9 for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious toa me are your thoughts,10 O God!11 How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,12 they would outnumber the grains of sand.13 When I awake,14 I am still with you.
If only you would slay the wicked,15 O God! Away from me,16 you bloodthirsty men!1720
They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries18 misuse your name.1921
Do I not hate those20 who hate you, O LORD, and abhor21 those who rise up against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.2223
Search me,23 O God, and know my heart;24 test me and know my anxious thoughts.