| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Gods Omnipresence and Omniscience|
|For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.|
| ||O JEHOVAH, thou hast searched me, and known me,|
| ||Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising;|
Thou understandest my thought afar off.
| ||Thou searchest 1 out my path and my lying down,|
And art acquainted with all my ways.
| ||For there is not a word in my tongue,|
But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.
| ||Thou hast beset me behind and before,|
And laid thy hand upon me.
| ||Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;|
It is high, I cannot attain unto it.
| ||Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?|
Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
| ||If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:|
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.
| ||If I take the wings of the morning,|
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
| ||Even there shall thy hand lead me,|
And thy right hand shall hold me.
| ||If I say, Surely the darkness shall overwhelm 2 me,|
And 3 the light about me shall be night;
| ||Even the darkness hideth not from thee,|
But the night shineth as the day:
The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
| ||For thou didst form my inward 4 parts:|
Thou didst cover 5 me in my mothers womb.
| ||I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:|
Wonderful are thy works;
And that my soul knoweth right well.
| ||My frame was not hidden from thee,|
When I was made in secret,
And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
| ||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.
| ||How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!|
How great is the sum of them!
| ||If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:|
When I awake, I am still with thee.
| ||Surely 6 thou wilt slay the wicked, O God:|
Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.
| ||For they speak 7 against thee wickedly,|
And thine enemies take 8 thy name in vain.
| ||Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee?|
And am 9 not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
| ||I hate them with perfect hatred:|
They are become mine enemies.
| ||Search me, O God, and know my heart:|
Try me, and know my thoughts;
| ||And see if there be any wicked 10 way in me,|
And lead me in the way everlasting.
|Note 1. Heb. words of song. [back]|
|Note 2. Or, cover. [back]|
|Note 3. Or, Then the night shall be light about me. [back]|
|Note 4. Heb. reins. [back]|
|Note 5. Or, knit me together. [back]|
|Note 6. Or, Oh that thou wouldest slay. [back]|
|Note 7. Or, utter thy name (Heb. thee) Or, as otherwise read, rebel against thee. [back]|
|Note 8. Or, lift themselves up against thee for vanity. [back]|
|Note 9. Or, do not I loathe. [back]|
|Note 10. Or, way of pain. [back]|