Tehilim Chapter 139

tehilim 139


1 For the conductor. Of David, a song. O Lord, You have searched me out and You know.
2 You know my sitting and my rising; You understand how to attach me from afar.
3 My going about and my lying down You encompassed, and You are accustomed to all my ways.
4 For there is no word on my tongue; behold, O Lord, You know it all.
5 From the rear and the front You encompassed me, and You placed Your pressure upon me.
6 Knowledge is hidden from me; it is hard, I cannot attain it.
7 Where shall I go from Your spirit, and where shall I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend to the heavens, there You are, and if I make my bed in the grave, behold, You are there.
9 [If] I take up the wings of dawn, [if] I dwell at the end of the west,
10 There too, Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will grasp me.
11 I said, "Darkness will darken me, and the night will be as light about me."
12 Even darkness will not obscure [anything] from You, and the night will light up like day; as darkness so is the light.
13 For You created my reins, You covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I shall thank You for in an awesome, wondrous way I was fashioned; Your works are wondrous, and my soul knows it very well.
15 My essence was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, I was formed in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body, and on Your book they were all written; days have been formed and one of them is His.
17 And to me, how dear are Your friends, O Lord! How great is their sum!
18 I shall count them; they are more numerous than sand; I have come to the end, and I am still with You.
19 If only You would slay the wicked, O God, and men of blood, "Turn away from me."
20 Who mention You with wicked thought; Your enemies took it up in vain.
21 Did I not hate Your enemies, O Lord? With those who rise up against You, I quarrel.
22 I hate them with utmost hatred; they have become my enemies.
23 Search me out, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.
24 And see whether there is any vexatious way about me, and lead me in the way of the world.