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Psalm 139

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David
1 O Jehovah, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thoughts afar off.
3 You have sifted through my way of life and my lying down, and are familiar with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Jehovah, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is incomprehensible to me; it is high, I am not able to reach it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the dawn, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall take hold of me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall fall upon me, even the night shall be light round about me;
12 yea, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You have possessed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will give thanks unto You, for I am awesomely and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my embryo, and in Your book I was enrolled, and all my days had been preordained, when as yet there was nothing.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O Mighty God! How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more numerous than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.
19 Surely You will slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, you men of blood.
20 For they speak against You maliciously; Your enemies are lifted up with vanity.
21 Do I not hate them, O Jehovah, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O Mighty God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties;
24 and find out if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way eternal.
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