*To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, athou hast searched me, and known me.
And art gacquainted with all my ways.
But, lo, O Lord, hthou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast ibeset me behind and before,
And klaid thine hand upon me.
It is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 nWhither shall I go from thy spirit?
Or whither oshall I flee from thy presence?
8 pIf I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:
9 If I take sthe wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand tlead me,
And thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, uSurely the darkness shall cover me;
Even the night shall be light about me.
But the night shineth as the day:
†The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast vpossessed my reins:
Thou hast wcovered me in my mother’s womb.
xMarvellous are thy works;
And that my soul knoweth †right well.
When I was made in secret,
16 yThine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect;
And in thy book †all my members were written,
||Which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
How great is dthe sum of them!
When I awake, I am still with thee.
20 For they lspeak against thee wickedly,
21 oDo not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee?
I count them mine enemies.
See Ps. 4, title.
2 Kin. 19:27 (Heb.).
See Job 19:8.
See Job 42:3.
Comp. Jer. 23:24.
So Amos 9:2–4.
See Job 26:6.
Heb. as is the darkness, so is the light.
See Prov. 8:22.
Comp. Job 10:11.
See Ps. 72:18.
See Ps. 63:9.
Heb. all of them. So ver. 4 (Heb.).
Or, what days they should be fashioned. Comp. Job 17:7.
Ps. 119:160 (Heb.).
See Gen. 22:17.
Comp. Ps. 63:9.
So Isai. 11:4.
See Ps. 6:8.
See Ps. 5:6.
So Jude 15.
1 Sam. 28:16 (Heb.).
Supplied from Ex. 20:7.
See Ps. 119:158.
See Ps. 59:1.
See Ps. 26:2.
See Ps. 94:19.
See Amos 8:14.
See Amos 8:14.