Monday, July 04, 2005

Psalm 139

Psa 139:1 LORD, you have examined me and you know me.
Psa 139:2 You know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts.
Psa 139:3 You see me, whether I am working or resting; you know all my actions.
Psa 139:4 Even before I speak, you already know what I will say.
Psa 139:5 You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power.
Psa 139:6 Your knowledge of me is too deep; it is beyond my understanding.
Psa 139:7 Where could I go to escape from you? Where could I get away from your presence?
Psa 139:8 If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.
Psa 139:9 If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west,
Psa 139:10 you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me.
Psa 139:11 I could ask the darkness to hide me or the light around me to turn into night,
Psa 139:12 but even darkness is not dark for you, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
Psa 139:13 You created every part of me; you put me together in my mother's womb.
Psa 139:14 I praise you because you are to be feared; all you do is strange and wonderful. I know it with all my heart.
Psa 139:15 When my bones were being formed, carefully put together in my mother's womb, when I was growing there in secret, you knew that I was there---
Psa 139:16 you saw me before I was born. The days allotted to me had all been recorded in your book, before any of them ever began.
Psa 139:17 O God, how difficult I find your thoughts; how many of them there are!
Psa 139:18 If I counted them, they would be more than the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
Psa 139:19 O God, how I wish you would kill the wicked! How I wish violent people would leave me alone!
Psa 139:20 They say wicked things about you; they speak evil things against your name.
Psa 139:21 O LORD, how I hate those who hate you! How I despise those who rebel against you!
Psa 139:22 I hate them with a total hatred; I regard them as my enemies.
Psa 139:23 Examine me, O God, and know my mind; test me, and discover my thoughts.
Psa 139:24 Find out if there is any evil in me and guide me in the everlasting way.

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