Psalms 139:1-6

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

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Psalms 139:1-6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 139:1-6 In-Context

1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

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Cross References 10

  • 1. S Psalms 17:3; Romans 8:27
  • 2. Psalms 44:21; Jeremiah 12:3
  • 3. 2 Kings 19:27
  • 4. Psalms 94:11; Proverbs 24:12; Jeremiah 12:3; Matthew 9:4; John 2:24
  • 5. 2 Kings 19:27
  • 6. S Job 31:4
  • 7. S Hebrews 4:13
  • 8. S 1 Samuel 25:16; Psalms 32:10; Psalms 34:7; Psalms 125:2
  • 9. S Psalms 131:1
  • 10. Job 42:3; Romans 11:33