For the choir director. A psalm of David.
1 Lord, you have searched me and known me.j
you understand my thoughts from far away.k
you are aware of all my ways.l
you know all about it, Lord.m
you have placed your hand on me.n
It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.o
Where can I flee from your presence?p
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;q
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.r
or settle at the western limits,D
your right hand will hold on to me.s
and the light around me will be night”t—
The night shines like the day;
darkness and light are alike to you.u
13 For it was you who created my inward parts;E
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.v
Your works are wondrous,
and I know this very well.w
when I was made in secret,
when I was formed in the depths of the earth.x
all my days were written in your book and planned
before a single one of them began.y
17 God, how preciousG your thoughts are to me;
how vast their sum is!
they would outnumber the grains of sand;z
you bloodthirsty men, stay away from meab—
Your enemies swear by you falsely.ac
and detest those who rebel against you?
I consider them my enemies.ad
test me and know my concerns.a
24 See if there is any offensiveA way in me;
lead me in the everlasting way.b
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