Psalm 139:2
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New International Version
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

King James Bible
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Darby Bible Translation
*Thou* knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off;

World English Bible
You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou -- Thou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My downsitting and mine uprising - Even these inconsiderable and casual things are under thy continual notice. I cannot so much as take a seat, or leave it, without being marked by thee.

Thou understandest my thought - לרעי lerei, "my cogitation." This word is Chaldee, see Daniel 2:29, Daniel 2:30.

Afar off - While the figment is forming that shall produce them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

knowest

Psalm 56:8 You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book?

Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?

2 Kings 6:12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel...

2 Kings 19:27 But I know your stayed, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Isaiah 37:28 But I know your stayed, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.

Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice...

understandest

Psalm 94:11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men...

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

afar off

Ezekiel 38:10,11,17 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind...

Library
August 31. "Lead Me in the Way Everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24).
"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24). There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between constant victory and frequent victory. But that one little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the Divine, the other is the human; the one is the everlasting way, the other the transient and the imperfect. God wants to lead us to the way everlasting, and to establish us and make us immovable as He. We little know the seriousness of the slightest
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Kingdom Divided
THE PROPHETICAL BOOKS: Jonah Page Amos Page Isaiah Page OUTLINE FOR STUDY OF PROPHETICAL BOOKS 1. Class. 2. Commission of Prophet. 3. Biographical Description of Prophet. 4. Title of Prophet. 5. Historical Place. (a) Name of Kingdom. (b) Names of Kings. 6. Outline of Contents. 7. Prophecies of Earthly Kings or Kingdoms. 8. Prophecies of Christ. 9. Prophecies of Christ's Kingdom. 10. Leading Phrases. 11. Leading Chapters. 12. Leading Teachings. 13. Questions. 14. Items of Special Interest.
Frank Nelson Palmer—A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible

The Suffering of Love.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend."--John xv. 13. Love suffers because the spirit of the world antagonizes the Spirit of God. The former is unholy, the Latter is holy, not in the sense of mere opposition to the world's spirit, but because He is the absolute Author of all holiness, being God Himself. Hence the conflict. There is no point along the whole line of the world's life which does not antagonize the Holy Spirit whenever He touches it. Whenever
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Hardening Operation of Love.
"Being grieved for the hardness of their heart."--Mark iii. 5. Love may also be reversed. Failing to cherish, to uplift, and to enrich, it consumes and destroys. This is a mystery which man can not fathom. It belongs to the unsearchable depths of the divine Being, of which we do not wish to know more than has been revealed. But this does not alter the fact. No creature can exclude itself from the divine control. No man can say that he has nothing to do with God; that he or any other creature exists
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Matthew 9:4
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

2 Kings 19:27
"'But I know where you are and when you come and go and how you rage against me.

Psalm 44:21
would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?

Psalm 94:11
The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.

Isaiah 66:18
"And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.

Lamentations 3:63
Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs.

Daniel 2:30
As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because I have greater wisdom than anyone else alive, but so that Your Majesty may know the interpretation and that you may understand what went through your mind.

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