139:1O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
139:2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
139:3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
139:4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
139:5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
139:6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
139:7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
139:8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
139:9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
139:10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
139:11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
139:12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
139:13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
139:14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
139:15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
139:16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
139:17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
139:18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
139:19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
139:20For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
139:21Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
139:22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
139:23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
139:24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
140:1Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
140:2Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
140:3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
140:4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
140:5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
140:6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
140:7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
140:8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
140:9As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
140:10Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
140:11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
140:12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
140:13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
141:1LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
141:2Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
141:3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
141:4Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
141:5Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
141:6When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
141:7Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
141:8But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
141:9Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
141:10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.