New International Version
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
King James Bible
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast possessed my reins; thou didst cover me in my mother's womb.
World English Bible
For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou -- Thou hast possessed my reins, Thou dost cover me in my mother's belly.
Psalm 139:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast possessed my reins - As the Hebrews believed that the reins were the first part of the human fetus that is formed, it may here mean, thou hast laid the foundation of my being.
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clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews?
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
"This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself,
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