Psalm 19
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1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.1The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.
2Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.2Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge.
3There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.3There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard.
4Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,4Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun.
5Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.5It is like a bridegroom coming from his home; it rejoices like an athlete running a course.
6Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.6It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat.
7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;7The instruction of the LORD is perfect, renewing one's life; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise.
8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;8The precepts of the LORD are right, making the heart glad; the command of the LORD is radiant, making the eyes light up.
9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.9The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the LORD are reliable and altogether righteous.
10More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.10They are more desirable than gold--than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey dripping from a honeycomb.
11Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.11In addition, your servant is warned by them, and in keeping them there is an abundant reward.
12Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.12Who perceives his unintentional sins? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.
13Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression.13Moreover, keep your servant from willful sins; do not let them rule me. Then I will be blameless and cleansed from blatant rebellion.
14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
Psalm 18
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