Psalm 139
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1O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me.

2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thoughts from above.

3Thou knowest my way and my paths, and art acquainted with all my ways.

4For if there is deception in my tongue, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

5From the beginning to the end, thou knowest me, O LORD, for thou hast formed and laid thy hand upon me.

6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

7Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

8If I ascend into heaven, thou art there; if I descend into Sheol, behold, thou art there also.

9If I lift up my wings like those of an eagle, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

10Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

11If I say, Surely the darkness shall be as light upon me; even the night shall be light before my face.

12The darkness shall not be dark to thee; but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

13For thou hast made my heart; thou hast accepted me from my mother's womb.

14I will praise thee, because of the wonders which thou hast done; marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.

15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and marvellously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and upon thy books all these things were written, even before day was and man was brought into existence.

17How precious also are thy mercies to me, O God! How great is the sum of them?

18If I should count the best of them, they are more in number than the grains of sand; when I awake I am still with thee.

19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God; depart from me therefore, you bloody men.

20For they speak against thee, and have taken thy city without cause.

21I hate them, O LORD, who hate thee; and I am grieved with those who rise up against thee.

22I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them mine enemies.

23Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my ways,

24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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