New International Version
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee(A) from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens,(B) you are there;
if I make my bed(C) in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,(D)
your right hand(E) will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark(F) to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;(G)
you knit me together(H) in my mother’s womb.(I)
14 I praise you(J) because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,(K)
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made(L) in the secret place,
when I was woven together(M) in the depths of the earth.(N)
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained(O) for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a](P) God!(Q)
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,(R)
they would outnumber the grains of sand(S)—
when I awake,(T) I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!(U)
Away from me,(V) you who are bloodthirsty!(W)
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries(X) misuse your name.(Y)
21 Do I not hate those(Z) who hate you, Lord,
and abhor(AA) those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.(AB)
23 Search me,(AC) God, and know my heart;(AD)
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way(AE) in me,
and lead me(AF) in the way everlasting.
- Psalm 139:17 Or How amazing are your thoughts concerning me