Psalms 139 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 139


Psalms 139:1

O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known [me].

Psalms 139:2

Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.

Psalms 139:3

Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways.

Psalms 139:4

For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.

Psalms 139:5

Thou hast beset me behind and before, And laid thy hand upon me.

Psalms 139:6

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

Psalms 139:7

Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

Psalms 139:8

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.

Psalms 139:9

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

Psalms 139:10

Even there shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me.

Psalms 139:11

If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm me, And the light about me shall be night;

Psalms 139:12

Even the darkness hideth not from thee, But the night shineth as the day: The darkness and the light are both alike [to thee].

Psalms 139:13

For thou didst form my inward parts: Thou didst cover me in my mother’s womb.

Psalms 139:14

I will give thanks unto thee; For I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well.

Psalms 139:15

My frame was not hidden from thee, When I was made in secret, [And] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Psalms 139:16

Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, [Even] the days that were ordained [for me], When as yet there was none of them.

Psalms 139:17

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

Psalms 139:18

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

Psalms 139:19

Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.

Psalms 139:20

For they speak against thee wickedly, And thine enemies take [thy name] in vain.

Psalms 139:21

Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

Psalms 139:22

I hate them with perfect hatred: They are become mine enemies.

Psalms 139:23

Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts;

Psalms 139:24

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

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