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Psalm 139:4

4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.

Read Psalm 139:4 Using Other Translations

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD .

What does Psalm 139:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 139:4

For [there is] not a word in my tongue
Expressed by it or upon it, just ready to be spoken; or, as the Targum,

``when there is no word in my tongue:''

so Aben Ezra,

``before it was perfect in my tongue:''

before it is formed there; while it is in the mind, and not expressed, and even before that;

[but], lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether;
the whole of it, from whence it springs; the reason of it, what is designed, or the ends to be answered by it. The Lord knows the good words of his people, which they speak to him in prayer, even before and while they are speaking them; and what they say to one another in private conversation, ( Isaiah 65:24 ) ( Malachi 3:16 ) . See an instance of words known by Christ before spoken, in ( Luke 19:31 Luke 19:33 ) .

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