The Perfect Revelation of the Lord
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 The aheavens declare the glory of God;
And the bfirmament 1shows 2His handiwork.
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 cTheir 3line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a 4tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
dAnd rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
6 Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 eThe law of the Lord is perfect, 5converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making fwise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than ggold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the 6honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors?
hCleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from ipresumptuous sins;
Let them not have jdominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of 7great transgression.
14 kLet the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
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