Psalms Chapter 139 – God’s power and knowledge everywhere present. (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.)

1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.


2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.


3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.


4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.


5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.


6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.


7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?


8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.


9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;


10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.


11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.


12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.


13 For thou hast possessed my reins; thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.


14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.


15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.


16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet I knew none of them.


17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!


18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with thee.


19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God; depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.


20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.


21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?


22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them mine enemies.


23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts;


24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.