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

139:1Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me.

139:2*Thou* knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off;

139:3Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways;

139:4For there is not yet a word on my tongue, but lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.

139:5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me.

139:6O knowledge too wonderful for me! it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

139:7Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? and whither flee from thy presence?

139:8If I ascend up into the heavens thou art there; or if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there;

139:9If I take the wings of the dawn and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

139:10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

139:11And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night;

139:12Even darkness hideth not from thee, and the night shineth as the day: the darkness is as the light.

139:13For thou hast possessed my reins; thou didst cover me in my mother's womb.

139:14I will praise thee, for I am fearfully, wonderfully made. Marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

139:15My bones were not hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts of the earth.

139:16Thine eyes did see my unformed substance, and in thy book all my members were written; during many days were they fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

139:17But how precious are thy thoughts unto me, O łGod! how great is the sum of them!

139:18If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee.

139:19Oh that thou wouldest slay the wicked, O +God! And ye men of blood, depart from me.

139:20For they speak of thee wickedly, they take thy name in vain, thine enemies.

139:21Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? and do not I loathe them that rise up against thee?

139:22I hate them with perfect hatred; I account them mine enemies.

139:23Search me, O łGod, and know my heart; prove me, and know my thoughts;

139:24And see if there be any grievous way in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.

140:1Free me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man:

140:2Who devise mischiefs in their heart; every day are they banded together for war.

140:3They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

140:4Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked man, preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow my steps.

140:5The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way-side; they have set traps for me. Selah.

140:6I have said unto Jehovah, Thou art my łGod: give ear, O Jehovah, to the voice of my supplications.

140:7Jehovah, the Lord, is the strength of my salvation: thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

140:8Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah.

140:9As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

140:10Let burning coals fall on them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep waters, that they rise not up again.

140:11Let not the man of evil tongue be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the man of violence to his ruin.

140:12I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted one, the right of the needy.

140:13Yea, the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

141:1Jehovah, I have called upon thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.

141:2Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening oblation.

141:3Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

141:4Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise deeds of wickedness with men that are workers of iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.

141:5Let the righteous smite me, it is kindness; and let him reprove me, it is an excellent oil which my head shall not refuse: for yet my prayer also is for them in their calamities.

141:6When their judges are thrown down from the rocks, they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.

141:7Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

141:8For unto thee, Jehovah, Lord, are mine eyes; in thee do I trust: leave not my soul destitute.

141:9Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the traps of the workers of iniquity.

141:10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that *I* withal pass over.

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