Psalm 139
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1TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF DAVID. YHWH, You have searched me, and know.

2You have known my sitting down, "" And my rising up, "" You have attended to my thoughts from afar.

3You have fanned my path and my lying down, "" And have been acquainted [with] all my ways.

4For there is not a word in my tongue, "" Behold, O YHWH, You have known it all!

5You have besieged me behind and before, "" And You place Your hand on me.

6Knowledge too wonderful for me, "" It has been set on high, "" I am not able for it.

7To where do I go from Your Spirit? And to where do I flee from Your face?

8If I ascend the heavens—You [are] there, "" And spread out a bed in Sheol, behold, You!

9I take the wings of morning, "" I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea,

10Also there Your hand leads me, "" And Your right hand holds me.

11And I say, “Surely darkness bruises me,” "" Then night [is] light to me.

12Also darkness does not hide from You, "" And night shines as day, "" As [is] darkness so [is] light.

13For You have possessed my reins, "" You cover me in my mother’s belly.

14I confess You, because I have been fearfully distinguished. Your works [are] wonderful, "" And my soul is knowing [it] well.

15My substance was not hid from You, "" When I was made in secret, "" Curiously worked in the lower part of earth.

16Your eyes saw my unformed substance, "" And all of them are written on Your scroll, "" The days they were formed—And not one among them.

17And how precious Your thoughts have been to me, "" O God, how great has been their sum!

18I recount them! They are more than the sand, "" I have awoken, and I am still with You.

19Do You slay, O God, the wicked? Then, men of blood, turn aside from me!

20Who exchange You for wickedness, "" Your enemies [are] lifted up to vanity.

21Do I not hate, YHWH, those hating You? And grieve myself with Your withstanders?

22I have hated them [with] perfect hatred, "" They have become enemies to me.

23Search me, O God, and know my heart, "" Try me, and know my thoughts,

24And see if a grievous way be in me, "" And lead me in a perpetual way!

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