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The fifth book of Psalms, song 139, Vulgate and King James Version

Psalm 139


   1 Magistro chori. David. PSALMUS. Domine, scrutatus es et cognovisti me,
   2 tu cognovisti sessionem meam et resurrectionem meam. Intellexisti cogitationes meas de longe,
   3 semitam meam et accubitum meum investigasti. Et omnes vias meas perspexisti,
   4 quia nondum est sermo in lingua mea, et ecce, Domine, tu novisti omnia.
   5 A tergo et a fronte coartasti me et posuisti super me manum tuam.
   6 Mirabilis nimis facta est scientia tua super me, sublimis, et non attingam eam.
   7 Quo ibo a spiritu tuo et quo a facie tua fugiam?
   8 Si ascendero in caelum, tu illic es; si descendero in infernum, ades.
   9 Si sumpsero pennas aurorae et habitavero in extremis maris,
   10 etiam illuc manus tua deducet me, et tenebit me dextera tua.
   11 Si dixero: "Forsitan tenebrae compriment me, et nox illuminatio erit circa me",
   12 etiam tenebrae non obscurabuntur a te, et nox sicut dies illuminabitur C sicut tenebrae eius ita et lumen eius -.
   13 Quia tu formasti renes meos, contexuisti me in utero matris meae.
   14 Confitebor tibi, quia mirabiliter plasmatus sum; mirabilia opera tua, et anima mea cognoscit nimis.
   15 Non sunt abscondita ossa mea a te, cum factus sum in occulto, contextus in inferioribus terrae.
   16 Imperfectum adhuc me viderunt oculi tui, et in libro tuo scripti erant omnes dies: ficti erant, et nondum erat unus ex eis.
   17 Mihi autem nimis pretiosae cogitationes tuae, Deus; nimis gravis summa earum.
   18 Si dinumerabo eas, super arenam multiplicabuntur; si ad finem pervenerim, adhuc sum tecum.
   19 Utinam occidas, Deus, peccatores; viri sanguinum, declinate a me.
   20 Qui loquuntur contra te maligne: exaltantur in vanum contra te.
   21 Nonne, qui oderunt te, Domine, oderam et insurgentes in te abhorrebam?
   22 Perfecto odio oderam illos, et inimici facti sunt mihi.
   23 Scrutare me, Deus, et scito cor meum; proba me et cognosce semitas meas
   24 et vide, si via vanitatis in me est, et deduc me in via aeterna.

King James Version

   To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
   1 O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
   2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
   3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
   4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
   5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
   6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
   7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
   8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
   9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
   10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
   11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
   12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
   13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
   14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
   15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
   16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
   17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
   18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
   19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
   20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
   21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
   22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
   23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
   24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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