19 The heavens ·declare [recount; narrate] the glory [C the manifest presence] of God, and the ·skies [firmament; dome; Gen. 1:6] ·announce [speak out] ·what his hands have made [L the works of his hands]. 2 Day after day they ·tell the story [L bubble/pour forth speech]; night after night they ·tell it again [L declare knowledge]. 3 They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard. 4 But their ·message [L line] goes out through all the world; their words go ·everywhere on [L to the ends of the] earth. ·The sky [Heaven; L In them] is like a ·home [L tent] for the sun. 5 The sun comes out like a bridegroom from his ·bedroom [L wedding chamber]. It rejoices like an ·athlete [strong man] eager to run a race. 6 The sun rises at one end of the ·sky [heavens] and ·follows its path [L its circuit is] to the other end. Nothing hides from its heat.
7 The ·teachings [laws; instructions] of the Lord are perfect; they ·give new strength [T revive the soul]. The ·rules [testimonies] of the Lord ·can be trusted [are faithful/sure]; they make ·plain [simpleminded; immature] people wise [Prov. 1:4]. 8 The orders of the Lord are ·right [virtuous]; ·they make people happy [L rejoicing the heart]. The commands of the Lord are pure; ·they light up the way [L giving light to the eyes]. 9 ·Respect [Fear] for the Lord[Prov. 1:7] is ·good [pure]; it will ·last [endure] forever. The judgments of the Lord are true; they are ·completely [altogether] ·right [righteous]. 10 They are ·worth [desired; coveted] more than gold, even ·the purest [fine] gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the ·finest honey [L droppings of the honeycomb]. 11 By them your servant is warned. ·Keeping [Observing] them brings great reward.
12 ·People cannot [L Who can…?] ·see [detect; L understand] their own ·mistakes [errors]. ·Forgive [Clear] me for my ·secret [hidden] sins. 13 ·Keep me [L Restrain your servant] from ·the sins of pride [proud thoughts]; don’t let them ·rule [dominate] me. Then I can be pure and innocent of the greatest of sins.
14 ·I hope my ·words [L The words of my mouth] and ·thoughts [meditations of my heart] ·please [L be before] you. Lord, you are my Rock, ·the one who saves me [L and my redeemer].
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