(138-7) Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy face?
(138-8) If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.
(138-9) If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:
(138-10) Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.
(138-11) And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.
(138-12) But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be light all the day: the darkness thereof, and the light thereof are alike to thee.
(138-13) For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast protected me from my mother’s womb.
(138-14) I will praise thee, for thou art fearfully magnified: wonderful are thy works, and my soul knoweth right well.
(138-15) My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret: and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.
(138-16) Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall be written: days shall be formed, and no one in them.
(138-17) But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.