Psalm 139:3
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New International Version
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

King James Bible
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways;

World English Bible
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

Young's Literal Translation
My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And with all my ways hast been acquainted.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou compassest my path - זרית zeritha thou dost winnow, ventilate, or sift my path; and my lying down, רבעי ribi, my lair, my bed.

And art acquainted - Thou treasurest up. This is the import of סכן sachan. Thou hast the whole number of my ways, and the steps I took in them.

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compassest. or, winnowest

Job 13:26,27 For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth...

Job 14:16,17 For now you number my steps: do you not watch over my sin...

Job 31:4 Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner...

my path

Psalm 139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with you.

Psalm 121:3-8 He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber...

Genesis 28:10-17 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran...

2 Samuel 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants...

2 Samuel 11:2-5,27 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house...

and art acquainted

2 Samuel 12:9-12 Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? you have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword...

Proverbs 5:20,21 And why will you, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger...

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Isaiah 29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us?...

Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

John 6:70,71 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil...

John 13:2,21 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him...

Acts 5:3,4 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land...

Library
August 31. "Lead Me in the Way Everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24).
"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24). There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between constant victory and frequent victory. But that one little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the Divine, the other is the human; the one is the everlasting way, the other the transient and the imperfect. God wants to lead us to the way everlasting, and to establish us and make us immovable as He. We little know the seriousness of the slightest
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Kingdom Divided
THE PROPHETICAL BOOKS: Jonah Page Amos Page Isaiah Page OUTLINE FOR STUDY OF PROPHETICAL BOOKS 1. Class. 2. Commission of Prophet. 3. Biographical Description of Prophet. 4. Title of Prophet. 5. Historical Place. (a) Name of Kingdom. (b) Names of Kings. 6. Outline of Contents. 7. Prophecies of Earthly Kings or Kingdoms. 8. Prophecies of Christ. 9. Prophecies of Christ's Kingdom. 10. Leading Phrases. 11. Leading Chapters. 12. Leading Teachings. 13. Questions. 14. Items of Special Interest.
Frank Nelson Palmer—A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible

The Suffering of Love.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend."--John xv. 13. Love suffers because the spirit of the world antagonizes the Spirit of God. The former is unholy, the Latter is holy, not in the sense of mere opposition to the world's spirit, but because He is the absolute Author of all holiness, being God Himself. Hence the conflict. There is no point along the whole line of the world's life which does not antagonize the Holy Spirit whenever He touches it. Whenever
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Hardening Operation of Love.
"Being grieved for the hardness of their heart."--Mark iii. 5. Love may also be reversed. Failing to cherish, to uplift, and to enrich, it consumes and destroys. This is a mystery which man can not fathom. It belongs to the unsearchable depths of the divine Being, of which we do not wish to know more than has been revealed. But this does not alter the fact. No creature can exclude itself from the divine control. No man can say that he has nothing to do with God; that he or any other creature exists
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Job 14:16
Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.

Job 31:4
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?

Psalm 56:8
Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll -- are they not in your record?

Psalm 119:168
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

Daniel 5:23
Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.

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