and know everything about me.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
even before I say it, Lord.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
too great for me to understand!
I can never get away from your presence!
if I go down to the grave,* you are there.
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
and your strength will support me.
and the light around me to become night—
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me,* O God.
They cannot be numbered!
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
your enemies misuse your name.
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
for your enemies are my enemies.
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
About New Living Translation
The Holy Bible, New Living Translation provides a wonderful balance of readability and authority. It is easy to understand, poetically beautiful, powerful, and emotive. At the same time, due to the careful work of ninety leading Bible scholars, it is accurate to the original Greek and Hebrew text. The New Living Translation makes the Bible accessible, useful, and enjoyable for every situation. The easy-to-read, clear text is perfect for comparative study of difficult passages.
Copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 2013 Tyndale Charitable Trust. All rights reserved.
The text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 25 percent of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted.
When the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, is quoted, one of the following credit lines must appear on the copyright page or title page of the work:
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
When quotations of the NLT text are used in nonsalable media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, newsletters, transparencies, or similar media, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials NLT must appear at the end of each quotation.
Quotations in excess of five hundred (500) verses or 25 percent of the work, or other permission requests, must be approved in writing by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Send requests by e-mail to: email@example.com or call 630-668-8300, ext. 8817.
Publication of any commentary or other Bible reference work produced for commercial sale that uses the New Living Translation requires written permission for use of the NLT text.
TYNDALE, New Living Translation, NLT, and the New Living Translation logo are registered trademarks of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.