New Living Translation
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.
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.
Psalm 139:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
139:3 Compassest - Thou discernest every step I take. It is a metaphor from soldiers besieging their enemies, and setting watches round about them.
LibraryPs. cxxxix. 23, 24
Ps. cxxxix. 23, 24. All hearts to Thee are open here; All our desires are known; And we are that which we appear To Thee, good Lord, alone. No eye of man can penetrate, Another's secret mind, Nor well discern his own estate, Naked, and poor, and blind. The entrance of Thy word gives light: Let it so shine within, That each may tremble at the sight Of his unbosom'd sin. With godly sorrow make him grieve, Till hope spring out of grief, And,cry with tears, "Lord, I believe, Help Thou mine unbelief." …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
An Unanswered Question
Out of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
For then you would guard my steps, instead of watching for my sins.
Doesn't he see everything I do and every step I take?
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Yes, I obey your commandments and laws because you know everything I do.
For you have proudly defied the Lord of heaven and have had these cups from his Temple brought before you. You and your nobles and your wives and concubines have been drinking wine from them while praising gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone--gods that neither see nor hear nor know anything at all. But you have not honored the God who gives you the breath of life and controls your destiny!
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