Psalm 139 (The Amplified Bible)

1) O Lord, You have searched me thoroughly and have known me.

2) You know my down-sitting and my uprising: You understand my thought afar off. (Matt. 9:4, John 2:24,25).

3) You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways.

4) For there is not a word in  my tongue still  unuttered, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. (Heb. 4:13)

5) You have beset me and shut me in – behind and before, and You have laid Your hand upon me.

6) Your infinite knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high above me. I cannot reach 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-the place of the dead, behold, You are there. (Rom. 11:33).

9) If I take the wings of the morning or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

10) even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.

11) If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me  and the night shall be the  only light about me,

12) even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. (Dan. 2:22)

13) For You did form my inward parts: You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14) I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.

15) My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret and intricately and curiously wrought as if embroidered with various colors in the depths of the earth- a  region of darkness and mystery.

16) Your eyes saw my undormed substance, and in Your book all the days of my life were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.

17) How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 40:5)

18) If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand.  When I awoke, could I count to the end- I would still be with You.

19) If You would only slay the wicked, O God, and the men of blood depart from me (Isa. 11:4)

20) who speak against You wickedly.  Your enemies who take Your name in vain! (Jude 15)

21) Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And am I not grieved and do I not loathe those who rise up against You?

22) I hate them with perfect hatred; they have become my enemies.

23) Search me thoroughly, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

24) And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

How wonderful to know that God knows us best.  He created us and cares for you and me.  He wants us to do well in our everyday life’s journey. When we are faithful and obedient to His word- He promises to make a way for us. Trust Him- You’ll be glad you did!

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