Parallel
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1For the leader. A psalm of David:
2The heavens declare the glory of God,
the dome of the sky speaks the work of his hands.
3Every day it utters speech,
every night it reveals knowledge.
4Without speech, without a word,
without their voices being heard,
5their line goes out through all the earth
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he places a tent for the sun,
6which comes out like a bridegroom from the bridal chamber,
with delight like an athlete to run his race.
7It rises at one side of the sky,
circles around to the other side,
and nothing escapes its heat.
8The Torah of Adonai is perfect,
restoring the inner person.
The instruction of Adonai is sure,
making wise the thoughtless.
9The precepts of Adonai are right,
rejoicing the heart.
The mitzvah of Adonai is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
10The fear of Adonai is clean,
enduring forever.
The rulings of Adonai are true,
they are righteous altogether,
11more desirable than gold,
than much fine gold,
also sweeter than honey
or drippings from the honeycomb.
12Through them your servant is warned;
in obeying them there is great reward.
13Who can discern unintentional sins?
Cleanse me from hidden faults.
14Also keep your servant from presumptuous sins,
so that they won’t control me.
Then I will be blameless
and free of great offense.
15May the words of my mouth
and the thoughts of my heart
be acceptable in your presence,
Adonai, my Rock and Redeemer.