New Living Translation
You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
King James Bible
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me.
World English Bible
You hem me in behind and before. You laid your hand on me.
Young's Literal Translation
Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
139:5 Beset me - With thy all - seeing providence. And laid - Thou keepest me, as it were with a strong hand, in thy sight and under thy power.
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.
If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together.
For the angel of the LORD is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, both now and forever.
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