Psalm 139
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

You Have Searched Me and Known Me

1To the overseer, to David a chanting. O Jehovah thou didst search me, and thou wilt know.

2Thou knewest my sitting and my rising; thou didst understand for my thoughts from far of.

3Thou didst sift my way and my lying down, and thou knewest all my ways.

4For not a word in my tongue, behold, O Jehovah, thou knewest all of it.

5Thou didst press me behind and before, and thou wilt place thine hand upon me.

6Knowledge being wonderful from me; being high, I shall not be able for it.

7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? and whither from thy face shall I flee?

8If I shall ascend to the heavens, thou art there: and shall I bend down to hades, behold thee.

9Shall I lift up the wings of the dawn? shall I dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea?

10Also there thy hand will guide me, and thy right hand will hold me.

11And saying, surely the darkness shall fall upon me; and the night shone about me.

12Also darkness shall not darken from thee; and the night shall shine as the day: as the darkness, so the light.

13For thou didst possess my reins: thou wilt cover me in my mother's womb.

14I will praise thee; for I was wonderfully distinguished: thy works are wonders, and my soul knew greatly.

15My bones were not hid from thee, when I was made in secret. I was variegated in the lower parts of the earth.

16Thine eyes saw my substance unformed; and upon thy book all of them shall be written; the days they were formed, and not one in them.

17And to me how were thy thoughts precious, O God! how were their heads strong!

18I will count them; they shall be multiplied above the sand of the sea: I awoke, and I am yet with thee.

19Surely thou wilt kill the unjust one, O God: and ye men of bloods, depart from me.

20For they will say to thee for mischief; thine enemies were lifted up for vanity.

21Shall I not hate those hating thee, O Jehovah? and I shall loathe against those rising up against thee.

22I hated them with completeness of hatred: they were to me for enemies.

23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts:

24And see if the way of pain is in me, and guide me in the eternal way.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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