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Psalm 139 (WEBP)

[1] Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me.
[2] You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar.
[3] You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
[4] For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.
[5] You hem me in behind and before. You laid your hand on me.
[6] This knowledge is beyond me. It’s lofty. I can’t attain it.
[7] Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence?
[8] If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol,° behold, you are there!
[9] If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea,
[10] even there your hand will lead me, and your right hand will hold me.
[11] If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me. The light around me will be night,”
[12] even the darkness doesn’t hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.
[13] For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
[14] I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well.
[15] My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth.
[16] Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them.
[17] How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is their sum!
[18] If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.
[19] If only you, God, would kill the wicked. Get away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
[20] For they speak against you wickedly. Your enemies take your name in vain.
[21] Yahweh, don’t I hate those who hate you? Am I not grieved with those who rise up against you?
[22] I hate them with perfect hatred. They have become my enemies.
[23] Search me, God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts.
[24] See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.

Psalm 139:8 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 139 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician H5329 (8764), A Psalm H4210 of David H1732.» O LORD H3068, thou hast searched H2713 (8804) me, and known H3045 (8799) [me].
[2] Thou knowest H3045 (8804) my downsitting H3427 (8800) and mine uprising H6965 (8800), thou understandest H995 (8804) my thought H7454 afar off H7350.
[3] Thou compassest H2219 (8765) my path H734 and my lying down H7252, and art acquainted H5532 (8689) [with] all my ways H1870.
[4] For [there is] not a word H4405 in my tongue H3956, [but], lo, O LORD H3068, thou knowest H3045 (8804) it altogether.
[5] Thou hast beset H6696 (8804) me behind H268 and before H6924, and laid H7896 (8799) thine hand H3709 upon me.
[6] [Such] knowledge H1847 [is] too wonderful H6383 (8675) H6383 for me; it is high H7682 (8738), I cannot H3201 (8799) [attain] unto it.
[7] Whither shall I go H3212 (8799) from thy spirit H7307? or whither shall I flee H1272 (8799) from thy presence H6440?
[8] If I ascend up H5266 (8799) into heaven H8064, thou [art] there: if I make my bed H3331 (8686) in hell H7585, behold, thou [art there].
[9] [If] I take H5375 (8799) the wings H3671 of the morning H7837, [and] dwell H7931 (8799) in the uttermost parts H319 of the sea H3220;
[10] Even there shall thy hand H3027 lead H5148 (8686) me, and thy right hand H3225 shall hold H270 (8799) me.
[11] If I say H559 (8799), Surely the darkness H2822 shall cover H7779 (8799) me; even the night H3915 shall be light H216 about me H1157.
[12] Yea, the darkness H2822 hideth H2821 (8686) not from thee; but the night H3915 shineth H215 (8686) as the day H3117: the darkness H2825 and the light H219 [are] both alike [to thee].
[13] For thou hast possessed H7069 (8804) my reins H3629: thou hast covered H5526 (8799) me in my mother’s H517 womb H990.
[14] I will praise H3034 (8686) thee; for I am fearfully H3372 (8737) [and] wonderfully made H6395 (8738): marvellous H6381 (8737) [are] thy works H4639; and [that] my soul H5315 knoweth H3045 (8802) right well H3966.
[15] My substance H6108 was not hid H3582 (8738) from thee, when I was made H6213 (8795) in secret H5643, [and] curiously wrought H7551 (8795) in the lowest parts H8482 of the earth H776.
[16] Thine eyes H5869 did see H7200 (8804) my substance, yet being unperfect H1564; and in thy book H5612 all [my members] were written H3789 (8735), [which] in continuance H3117 were fashioned H3335 (8795), when [as yet there was] none H259 of them.
[17] How precious H3365 (8804) also are thy thoughts H7454 unto me, O God H410! how great H6105 (8804) is the sum H7218 of them!
[18] [If] I should count H5608 (8799) them, they are more in number H7235 (8799) than the sand H2344: when I awake H6974 (8689), I am still H5750 with thee.
[19] Surely thou wilt slay H6991 (8799) the wicked H7563, O God H433: depart H5493 (8798) from me therefore, ye bloody H1818 men H582.
[20] For they speak H559 (8799) against thee wickedly H4209, [and] thine enemies H6145 take H5375 (8804) [thy name] in vain H7723.
[21] Do not I hate H8130 (8799) them, O LORD H3068, that hate H8130 (8764) thee? and am not I grieved H6962 (8709) with those that rise up H8618 against thee?
[22] I hate H8130 (8804) them with perfect H8503 hatred H8135: I count them mine enemies H341 (8802).
[23] Search H2713 (8798) me, O God H410, and know H3045 (8798) my heart H3824: try H974 (8798) me, and know H3045 (8798) my thoughts H8312:
[24] And see H7200 (8798) if [there be any] wicked H6090 way H1870 in me, and lead H5148 (8798) me in the way H1870 everlasting H5769.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 139 (YLT)

[1] Jehovah, Thou hast searched me, and knowest.
[2] Thou-Thou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar.
[3] My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And with all my ways hast been acquainted.
[4] For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all!
[5] Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand.
[6] Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it.
[7] Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee?
[8] If I ascend the heavens-there Thou art, And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee!
[9] I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea,
[10] Also there Thy hand doth lead me, And Thy right hand doth hold me.
[11] And I say, ‘Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night is light to me.
[12] Also darkness hideth not from Thee, And night as day shineth, as is darkness so is light.
[13] For Thou-Thou hast possessed my reins, Thou dost cover me in my mother’s belly.
[14] I confess Thee, because that with wonders I have been distinguished. Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul is knowing it well.
[15] My substance was not hid from Thee, When I was made in secret, Curiously wrought in the lower part of earth.
[16] Mine unformed substance Thine eyes saw, And on Thy book all of them are written, The days they were formed- And not one among them.
[17] And to me how precious have been Thy thoughts, O God, how great hath been their sum!
[18] I recount them! than the sand they are more, I have waked, and I am still with Thee.
[19] Dost Thou slay, O God, the wicked? Then, men of blood, turn aside from me!
[20] Who exchange Thee for wickedness, Lifted up to vanity are Thine enemies.
[21] Do not I hate, Jehovah, those hating Thee? And with Thy withstanders grieve myself?
[22] With perfect hatred I have hated them, Enemies they have become to me.
[23] Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my thoughts,
[24] And see if a grievous way be in me, And lead me in a way age-during!