To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.#where…: or, without these their voice is heard: Heb. without their voice heard
4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,#line: or, rule, or, direction
5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.#law: or, doctrine#converting: or, restoring
8The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.#true: Heb. truth
10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.#the honeycomb: Heb. the dropping of honeycombs
11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.#the great: or, much
14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.#strength: Heb. rock
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