Psalm 139

1 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me:
    you know when I sit or when I stand, you comprehend my thoughts long before.
2 You discern my path and the places where I rest:
    you are acquainted with all my ways.
3 For there is not a word on my tongue:
    but you, Lord, know it altogether.
4 You have encompassed me behind and before:
    and have laid your hand upon me.
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me:
    so high that I cannot endure it.
6 Where shall I go from your spirit:
    or where shall I flee from your presence?
7 If I ascend into heaven you are there:
    if I make my bed in the grave you are there also.
8 If I spread out my wings towards the morning:
    or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
9 Even there your hand shall lead me:
    and your right hand shall hold me.
10 If I say 'Surely the darkness will cover me:
    and the night will enclose me',
11 The darkness is no darkness with you, but the night is as clear as the day:
    the darkness and the light are both alike.
12 For you have created my inward parts:
    you knit me together in my mother's womb.
13 I will praise you, for you are to be feared:
    fearful are your acts, and wonderful your works.
14 You knew my soul, and my bones were not hidden from you:
    when I was formed in secret, and woven in the depths of the earth.
15 Your eyes saw my limbs when they were yet imperfect:
    and in your book were all my members written;
16 Day by day they were fashioned:
    and not one was late in growing.
17 How deep are your thoughts to me, O God:
    and how great is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they are more in number than the sand:
    were I to come to the end, I would still be with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God:
    if only the bloodthirsty would depart from me!
20 For they affront you by their evil:
    and your enemies exalt themselves against you.
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, that hate you:
    do I not loathe those who rebel against you?
22 I hate them with a perfect hatred:
    they have become my enemies.]
23 Search me out, O God, and know my heart:
    put me to the proof and know my thoughts.
24 Look well lest there be any way of wickedness in me:
    and lead me in the way that is everlasting.