Psalms Chapter 139 Bible in Basic English

Psalms 139:1

<To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> O Lord, you have knowledge of me, searching out all my secrets.

Psalms 139:2

You have knowledge when I am seated and when I get up, you see my thoughts from far away.

Psalms 139:3

You keep watch over my steps and my sleep, and have knowledge of all my ways.

Psalms 139:4

For there is not a word on my tongue which is not clear to you, O Lord.

Psalms 139:5

I am shut in by you on every side, and you have put your hand on me.

Psalms 139:6

Such knowledge is a wonder greater than my powers; it is so high that I may not come near it.

Psalms 139:7

Where may I go from your spirit? how may I go in flight from you?

Psalms 139:8

If I go up to heaven, you are there: or if I make my bed in the underworld, you are there.

Psalms 139:9

If I take the wings of the morning, and go to the farthest parts of the sea;

Psalms 139:10

Even there will I be guided by your hand, and your right hand will keep me.

Psalms 139:11

If I say, Only let me be covered by the dark, and the light about me be night;

Psalms 139:12

Even the dark is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day: for dark and light are the same to you.

Psalms 139:13

My flesh was made by you, and my parts joined together in my mother's body.

Psalms 139:14

I will give you praise, for I am strangely and delicately formed; your works are great wonders, and of this my soul is fully conscious.

Psalms 139:15

My frame was not unseen by you when I was made secretly, and strangely formed in the lowest parts of the earth.

Psalms 139:16

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being.

Psalms 139:17

How dear are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the number of them!

Psalms 139:18

If I made up their number, it would be more than the grains of sand; when I am awake, I am still with you.

Psalms 139:19

If only you would put the sinners to death, O God; go far from me, you men of blood.

Psalms 139:20

For they go against you with evil designs, and your haters make sport of your name.

Psalms 139:21

Are not your haters hated by me, O Lord? are not those who are lifted up against you a cause of grief to me?

Psalms 139:22

My hate for them is complete; my thoughts of them are as if they were making war on me.

Psalms 139:23

O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered, and let my wandering thoughts be tested:

Psalms 139:24

See if there is any way of sorrow in me, and be my guide in the eternal way.