Psalm 139:7–24

Where can I go to escape Your Spirit?

Where can I flee from Your presence? c

If I go up to heaven, You are there; d

if I make my bed in * Sheol, You are there. e

If I live at the eastern horizon

or settle at the western limits, f

10 even there Your hand will lead me;

Your right hand will hold on to me. g

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

and the light around me will be night” h

12 even the darkness is not dark to You.

The night shines like the day;

darkness and light are alike to You. i

13 For it was You who created my inward parts; j

You knit me together in my mother’s womb. k

14 I will praise You

because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. l m

Your works are wonderful,

and I know this very well. n

15 My bones were not hidden from You

when I was made in secret,

when I was formed in the depths of the earth. o

16 Your eyes saw me when I was formless;

all my days were written in Your book and planned

before a single one of them began. p

17 God, how difficult q Your thoughts are

for me to comprehend;

how vast their sum is!

18 If I counted them,

they would outnumber the grains of sand; r

when I wake up, s I am still with You. t

19 God, if only You would kill the wicked—

you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me u

20 who invoke You deceitfully.

Your enemies swear by You falsely. v

21 Lord, don’t I hate those who hate You,

and detest those who rebel against You?

22 I hate them with extreme hatred;

I consider them my enemies. w

23 Search me, God, and know my heart;

test me and know my concerns. x

24 See if there is any offensive y way in me;

lead me in the everlasting way. z

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