You hem me in1--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,2 too lofty3 for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee4 from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens,5 you are there; if I make my bed6 in the depths,a you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,7 your right hand8 will hold me fast.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark9 to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being;10 you knit me together11 in my mother's womb.1214
I praise you13 because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,14 I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made15 in the secret place. When I was woven together16 in the depths of the earth,17