David praiseth God for his allseeing providence,
Psalms 139:1 To the Overseer.A Psalm by David. Jehovah, Thou hast searched me, and knowest. Psalms 139:2 ThouThou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar. Psalms 139:3 My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And [with] all my ways hast been acquainted. Psalms 139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all! Psalms 139:5 Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand. Psalms 139:6 Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it. Psalms 139:7 Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee? Psalms 139:8 If I ascend the heavensthere Thou [art], And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee! Psalms 139:9 I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, Psalms 139:10 Also there Thy hand doth lead me, And Thy right hand doth hold me. Psalms 139:11 And I say, 'Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night [is] light to me. Psalms 139:12 Also darkness hideth not from Thee, And night as day shineth, as [is] darkness so [is] light. Psalms 139:13 For ThouThou hast possessed my reins, Thou dost cover me in my mother's belly. Psalms 139:14 I confess Thee, because that [with] wonders I have been distinguished. Wonderful [are] Thy works, And my soul is knowing [it] well. Psalms 139:15 My substance was not hid from Thee, When I was made in secret, Curiously wrought in the lower part of earth. Psalms 139:16 Mine unformed substance Thine eyes saw, And on Thy book all of them are written, The days they were formedAnd not one among them.
and for his infinite mercies.
Psalms 139:17 And to me how precious have been Thy thoughts, O God, how great hath been their sum! Psalms 139:18 I recount them! than the sand they are more, I have waked, and I am still with Thee.
He defieth the wicked.
Psalms 139:19 Dost Thou slay, O God, the wicked? Then, men of blood, turn aside from me! Psalms 139:20 Who exchange Thee for wickedness, Lifted up to vanity [are] Thine enemies. Psalms 139:21 Do not I hate, Jehovah, those hating Thee? And with Thy withstanders grieve myself? Psalms 139:22 [With] perfect hatred I have hated them, Enemies they have become to me.
He prayeth for sincerety.
Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my thoughts, Psalms 139:24 And see if a grievous way be in me, And lead me in a way age-during!