You have [a]hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
(A)Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

(B)Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
(C)If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
(D)If I make my bed in [b]hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall [c]fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, (E)the darkness [d]shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 139:5 enclosed
  2. Psalm 139:8 Or Sheol
  3. Psalm 139:11 Vg., Symmachus cover
  4. Psalm 139:12 Lit. is not dark