Psalm 139
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Psalm 139

139
Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
1O Lord, you have #Jer. 12:3; See Ps. 7:9; 17:3; 44:21searched me and known me!
2You #2 Kgs. 19:27; Lam. 3:63 know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you #[Job 14:16; 31:4; Matt. 9:4; John 2:24, 25]discern my thoughts from afar.
3You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, #Heb. 4:13you know it altogether.
5You #Job 19:8 hem me in, behind and before,
and #Job 9:33lay your hand upon me.
6 # Rom. 11:33 Such knowledge is #Job 42:3too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
7 # [Jer. 23:24] Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where #Jonah 1:3shall I flee from your presence?
8 # [Amos 9:2] If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
# [Job 26:6] If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10even there your hand shall #ver. 24; Ps. 23:3lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
11If I say, #[Job 22:14]“Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
12 # Job 34:22; [Dan. 2:22] even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
13For you #Deut. 32:6 formed my inward parts;
you #[Job 10:11]knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.#139:14 Or for I am fearfully set apart
# See Ps. 72:18 Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 # [Job 10:8-10; Eccles. 11:5] My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in #Ps. 63:9the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your #Ps. 56:8book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
17How precious to me are your #Ps. 92:5thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 # Ps. 40:5 If I would count them, they are more than #Gen. 22:17the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
19Oh that you would #Isa. 11:4; [Ps. 9:17] slay the wicked, O God!
O #Ps. 5:6 men of blood, #See Ps. 6:8depart from me!
20They #[Jude 15] speak against you with malicious intent;
your enemies #Ex. 20:7take your name in vain.#139:20 Hebrew lacks your name
21 # See Ps. 26:5 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?
And do I not #Ps. 119:158 loathe those who #Ps. 59:1rise up against you?
22I hate them with complete hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23Search me, O God, and know my heart!
# Ps. 26:2 Try me and know my thoughts!#139:23 Or cares
24And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and #ver. 10 lead me in #[Jer. 6:16; 18:15]the way everlasting!#139:24 Or in the ancient way (compare Jeremiah 6:16)

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