You understand my thought from afar.
3 You search outb my wandering and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
but behold, O Yahweh, you know it completely.
and set your hand upon me.
It is set high; I cannot prevail against it.
or where can I flee from your presence?
and if I make my bed in Sheol, look! There you are.
and I alight on the far side of the sea,
and your right hand would hold me fast.
and the light around me will be as night,”
12 even the darkness is not too dark for you,c
and the night shines as the day—
the darkness and the light are alike for you.
13 Indeed you created my ⌊inward parts⌋;d
you wove me in my mother’s womb.
and wonderfully made.e
Wonderful are your works,
and my soul knows it well.
15 My ⌊frame⌋f was not hidden from you,
when I was created secretly,g
and intricately woven
in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my embryo,h
and in your book they all were written—
days fashioned for me when there was not one of them.
17 And to me, how preciousi are your thoughts, O God;
how vast is their sum.
they would outnumber the sand.
I awaken, and I am still with you.
so get away from me, you ⌊bloodthirsty men⌋—j
Your enemies take your name in vain.
And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
they have become my enemies.
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 And see if there is in me ⌊the worship of false gods⌋,k
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Hebrew “winnow”; or perhaps from another root, “measure”
Or “does not obscure from you”
Or “I am made wonderful fearfully”
Or “in the secret place”
Hebrew “unformed substance”
Literally “men of bloods”
Literally “a way of an idol”