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

New Living Translation
You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

English Standard Version
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Berean Study Bible
You know when I sit and when I rise; You understand my thoughts from afar.

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

New King James Version
You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.

New American Standard Bible
You know when I sit down and when I get up; You understand my thought from far away.

NASB 1995
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.

NASB 1977
Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou dost understand my thought from afar.

Amplified Bible
You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar.

Christian Standard Bible
You know when I sit down and when I stand up; you understand my thoughts from far away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away.

American Standard Version
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You know my sitting and my rising; you have understood my reasonings from the high place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising: thou understandest my thoughts long before.

Contemporary English Version
You know when I am resting or when I am working, and from heaven you discover my thoughts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
thou hast know my sitting down, and my rising up.

English Revised Version
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Good News Translation
You know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You alone know when I sit down and when I get up. You read my thoughts from far away.

International Standard Version
You know when I rest and when I am active. You understand what I am thinking when I am distant from you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.

Literal Standard Version
You have known my sitting down, And my rising up, You have attended to my thoughts from afar.

NET Bible
You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me. 2You know when I sit and when I rise; You understand my thoughts from afar. 3You search out my path and my lying down; You are aware of all my ways.…

Cross References
Matthew 9:4
But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, "Why do you harbor evil in your hearts?

2 Kings 19:27
But I know your sitting down, your going out and coming in, and your raging against Me.

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

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

Isaiah 66:18
"And I, knowing their deeds and thoughts, am coming to gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see My glory.

Lamentations 3:63
When they sit and when they rise, see how they mock me in song.

Daniel 2:30
And to me this mystery has been revealed, not because I have more wisdom than any man alive, but in order that the interpretation might be made known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind.


Treasury of Scripture

You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off.

knowest

Psalm 56:8
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Genesis 16:13
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

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

understandest

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

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

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

afar off

Ezekiel 38:10,11,17
Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: …









(2) Down-sitting and uprising--as in Deuteronomy 6:7, to denote the whole daily life--business and rest.

Thought.--An Aramaic form found nowhere else, but, from one possible derivation ("companion"), meaning the thoughts which are inseparable companions, most intimate thoughts.

Comp. Macbeth 3:2:

"How now, my lord? Why do you keep alone,

Of sorriest fancies your companions making?"

Afar off.--Exactly as in Psalm 138:6. Jehovah notes and recognises the proud from afar off, so here though He has His home in heaven He knows what are the thoughts and feelings amid which a man habitually lives. (Comp. Job 22:12-13.) The Hebrew expression literally means, thou hast intelligence as to my thought from afar, an Aramaic expression. . . .

Verse 2. - Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising. All that I do from one end of the day to the other. Thou understandest my thought afar off; i.e. while it is just forming - long before it is a fully developed thought.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

know
יָ֭דַעְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

when I sit
שִׁבְתִּ֣י (šiḇ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

and when I rise;
וְקוּמִ֑י (wə·qū·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

You understand
בַּ֥נְתָּה (ban·tāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

my thoughts
לְ֝רֵעִ֗י (lə·rê·‘î)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7454: Purpose, aim

from afar.
מֵרָחֽוֹק׃ (mê·rā·ḥō·wq)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious


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