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19
The Witness of Creation and Scripture
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
1The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky # Or expanse proclaims the work of His hands. # Ps 50:6; Rm 1:19-20
2Day after day they pour out speech;
night after night they communicate knowledge. # Or Day to day pours out speech, and night to night communicates knowledge
3There is no speech; there are no words;
their voice is not heard.
4Their message # LXX, Sym, Syr, Vg; MT reads line has gone out to all the earth,
and their words to the ends of the world. # Rm 10:18
In the heavens # Lit In them He has pitched a tent for the sun. # Is 40:22
5It is like a groom coming from the # Lit his bridal chamber;
it rejoices like an athlete running a course.
6It rises from one end of the heavens
and circles # Lit its circuit is to their other end; # Ec 1:5
nothing is hidden from its heat.
7The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life; # Ps 111:7
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise. # Ps 93:5; 119:130
8The precepts of the Lord are right,
making the heart glad; # Ps 119:14
the command of the Lord is radiant,
making the eyes light up. # Ps 13:3
9The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever; # Ps 111:10
the ordinances of the Lord are reliable
and altogether righteous. # Ps 119:30
10They are more desirable than gold —
than an abundance of pure gold; # Ps 119:72,127
and sweeter than honey,
which comes from the honeycomb. # Ps 119:103
11In addition, Your servant is warned by them;
there is great reward in keeping them. # Pr 29:18
12Who perceives his unintentional sins?
Cleanse me from my hidden faults. # Ps 90:8
13Moreover, keep Your servant from willful sins; # Nm 15:30
do not let them rule over me. # Gn 4:7
Then I will be innocent
and cleansed from blatant rebellion. # Ps 51:7; Ezk 36:25
14May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to You, # Ps 104:34
Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. # Ps 78:35

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