Psalm 139:17 {138:17}
Good News Translation
O God, how difficult I find your thoughts; how many of them there are!

Contemporary English Version
Your thoughts are far beyond my understanding, much more than I could ever imagine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

New American Bible
How precious to me are your designs, O God; how vast the sum of them!

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But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

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Psalm 40:5 Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.

Proverbs 8:31 Now, therefore, ye children, hear me: blessed are they that keep my ways.

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. . . .

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction, to give you an end and patience.

Ephesians 3:9,10 And to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God who created all things: . . .

how great

Psalm 31:19 O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.

Psalm 36:7 O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings.

Context
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
16Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall be written: days shall be formed, and no one in them. 17But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.18I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sand, I rose up and am still with thee.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:11
But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Psalm 36:7
O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings.

Psalm 40:5
Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.

Psalm 92:5
O Lord, how great are thy works! thy thoughts are exceeding deep.

Psalm 119:160
The beginning of thy words is truth: all the judgments of thy justice are for ever.

Additional Translations
How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God, how vast is their sum!How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!

But thy friends, O God, have been greatly honoured by me; their rule has been greatly strengthened.

But how precious are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

How precious also are thy thoughts to me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!

And to me how precious have been Thy thoughts, O God, how great hath been their sum!
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