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  • 1O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
  • 2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
  • 3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
  • 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
  • 5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
  • 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
  • 7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
  • 8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
  • 9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
  • 10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
  • 11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
  • 12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
  • 13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
  • 14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
  • 15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
  • 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.
  • 17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
  • 18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
  • 19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
  • 20For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
  • 21Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
  • 22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
  • 23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
  • 24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Version: King James Edition - English