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For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
1 Lord, You have searched me and known me. w
You understand my thoughts from far away. x
You are aware of all my ways. y
You know all about it, Lord. z
You have placed Your hand on me. a
It is lofty; I am unable to reach it. b
Where can I flee from Your presence? c
8 If I go up to heaven, You are there; d
or settle at the western limits, f
Your right hand will hold on to me. g
and the light around me will be night” h—
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
Your works are wonderful,
and I know this very well. n
when I was made in secret,
when I was formed in the depths of the earth. o
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!
they would outnumber the grains of sand; r
you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me u—
Your enemies swear by You falsely. v
and detest those who rebel against You?
I consider them my enemies. w
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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