Psalms 139:13-16

13 For You 1formed my inward parts; You 2wove me in my mother's womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 3Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
15 My 4frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the 5depths of the earth;
16 Your 6eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in 7Your book were all written The 8days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one 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 will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,"
12 Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.

Cross References 8

  • 1. Psalms 119:73; Isaiah 44:24
  • 2. Job 10:11
  • 3. Psalms 40:5
  • 4. Job 10:8-10; Ecclesiastes 11:5
  • 5. Psalms 63:9
  • 6. Job 10:8-10; Ecclesiastes 11:5
  • 7. Psalms 56:8
  • 8. Job 14:5

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Lit "kidneys"
  • [b]. Some ancient versions read "You are fearfully wonderful"
  • [c]. Lit "bones were"
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