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Psalm 139

RSV 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me! NIV 1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. RSV 2 Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; thou discernest my thoughts from afar. NIV 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. RSV 3 Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. NIV 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. RSV 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. NIV 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. RSV 5 Thou dost beset me behind and before, and layest thy hand upon me. NIV 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. RSV 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. NIV 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. RSV 7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? NIV 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? RSV 8 If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there! NIV 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. RSV 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, NIV 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, RSV 10 even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. NIV 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. RSV 11 If I say, "Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night," NIV 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” RSV 12 even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee. NIV 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. RSV 13 For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb. NIV 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. RSV 14 I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well; NIV 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. RSV 15 my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. NIV 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. RSV 16 Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. NIV 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. RSV 17 How precious to me are thy thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! NIV 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! RSV 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee. NIV 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. RSV 19 O that thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God, and that men of blood would depart from me, NIV 19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! RSV 20 men who maliciously defy thee, who lift themselves up against thee for evil! NIV 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. RSV 21 Do I not hate them that hate thee, O LORD? And do I not loathe them that rise up against thee? NIV 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? RSV 22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies. NIV 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. RSV 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! NIV 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. RSV 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! NIV 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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