1LORD, you have examined me. You know me. 2You know when I sit down and when I stand up. Even from far away, you comprehend my plans. 3You study my traveling and resting. You are thoroughly familiar with all my ways. 4There isn’t a word on my tongue, LORD, that you don’t already know completely. 5You surround me—front and back. You put your hand on me. 6That kind of knowledge is too much for me; it’s so high above me that I can’t fathom it. 7Where could I go to get away from your spirit? Where could I go to escape your presence? 8If I went up to heaven, you would be there. If I went down to the grave,#Heb Sheol you would be there too! 9If I could fly on the wings of dawn, stopping to rest only on the far side of the ocean— 10even there your hand would guide me; even there your strong hand would hold me tight! 11If I said, "The darkness will definitely hide me; the light will become night around me," 12even then the darkness isn’t too dark for you! Nighttime would shine bright as day, because darkness is the same as light to you!