THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

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.



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