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1 Heaven is declaring God's glory; the sky is proclaiming his handiwork.
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
2 One day gushes the news to the next, and one night informs another what needs to be known.
Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
3 Of course, there's no speech, no words— their voices can't be heard—
There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
4 but their sound extends throughout the world; their words reach the ends of the earth. God has made a tent in heaven for the sun.
yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
5 The sun is like a groom coming out of his honeymoon suite; like a warrior, it thrills at running its course.
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
6 It rises in one end of the sky; its circuit is complete at the other. Nothing escapes its heat.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.
7 The LORD's Instruction is perfect, reviving one's very being. The LORD's laws are faithful, making naive people wise.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;
8 The LORD's regulations are right, gladdening the heart. The LORD's commands are pure, giving light to the eyes.
the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes;
9 Honoring the LORD is correct, lasting forever. The LORD's judgments are true. All of these are righteous!
the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 They are more desirable than gold— than tons of pure gold! They are sweeter than honey— even dripping off the honeycomb!
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 No doubt about it: your servant is enlightened by them; there is great reward in keeping them.
Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But can anyone know what they've accidentally done wrong? Clear me of any unknown sin
But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.
13 and save your servant from willful sins. Don't let them rule me. Then I'll be completely blameless; I'll be innocent of great wrongdoing.
Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
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