Psalms 139:13-16

13 For you 1formed my inward parts; you 2knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a] 3Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
15 4My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in 5the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your 6book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

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Psalms 139:13-16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 139:13-16 In-Context

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,"
12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Deuteronomy 32:6
  • 2. [Job 10:11]
  • 3. See Psalms 72:18
  • 4. [Job 10:8-10; Ecclesiastes 11:5]
  • 5. Psalms 63:9
  • 6. Psalms 56:8

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or for I am fearfully set apart
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