PSALMS - Chapter 139

1 - O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 - Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 - Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 - For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
5 - Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 - Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 - Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 - If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 - If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 - Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 - If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 - Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 - For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 - I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 - My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 - Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 - How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 - If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 - Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 - For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
21 - Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 - I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 - Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 - And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.