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Psalm 139:1–12

Lord, you have searched me and known me.j

You know when I sit down and when I stand up;

you understand my thoughts from far away.k

You observe my travels and my rest;

you are aware of all my ways.l

Before a word is on my tongue,

you know all about it, Lord.m

You have encircled me;

you have placed your hand on me.n

This wondrous knowledge is beyond me.

It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.o

Where can I go to escape your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?p

If I go up to heaven, you are there;q

if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.r

If I live at the eastern horizon

or settle at the western limits,D

10 even there your hand will lead me;

your right hand will hold on to me.s

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me,

and the light around me will be night”t

12 even the darkness is not dark to you.

The night shines like the day;

darkness and light are alike to you.u

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