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Psalm 139

The Inescapable God

To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.(A)
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from far away.(B)
You search out my path and my lying down
    and are acquainted with all my ways.(C)

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13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.(A)
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.(B)
15     My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.(C)
16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
    all the days that were formed for me,
    when none of them as yet existed.[a]
17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!(D)
18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
    I come to the end[b]—I am still with you.

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  1. 139.16 Meaning of Heb uncertain
  2. 139.18 Or I awake