Passage: Psalms 139:1-14 (RSV)

Psalms 139

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me!
2Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; thou discernest my thoughts from afar.
3Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
5Thou dost beset me behind and before, and layest thy hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.
7Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!
9If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11If I say, "Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night,"
12even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.
13For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb.
14I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well;

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