Psalm 139. Domine, probasti.
O LORD, thou hast searched me out, and known me. * Thou knowest
my down-sitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thoughts
2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed; * and art acquainted
with all my ways.
3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, * but thou, O LORD,
knowest it altogether.
4 Thou hast beset me behind and before, * and laid thine hand
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; * I cannot
attain unto it.
6 Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? * or whither shall
I go then from thy presence?
7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art there; * if I go down to
hell, thou art there also.
8 If I take the wings of the morning, * and remain in the uttermost
parts of the sea;
9 Even there also shall thy hand lead me, * and thy right hand
shall hold me.
10 If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me; * then
shall my night be turned to day.
11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night
is as clear as the day; * the darkness and light to thee are
12 For my reins are thine; * thou hast covered me in my mother's
13 I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made: * marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right
14 My bones are not hid from thee, * though I be made secretly,
and fashioned beneath in the earth.
15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; * and
in thy book were all my members written;
16 Which day by day were fashioned, * when as yet there was none
17 How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God; * O how great is
the sum of them!
18 If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand: * when
I wake up, I am present with thee.
19 Wilt thou not slay the wicked, O God? * Depart from me, ye
20 For they speak unrighteously against thee; * 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 Yea, I hate them right sore; * even as though they were mine
23 Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart; * prove me,
and examine my thoughts.
24 Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me; * and lead
me in the way everlasting.