New Living Translation
7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
- 139:8 Hebrew to Sheol.
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.