Psalm 19

Psalm 19

   For the director of music. A psalm of David.

 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; 
   the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; 
   night after night they display knowledge. 
3 There is no speech or language 
   where their voice is not heard. 
4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, 
   their words to the ends of the world.

   In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, 
 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, 
   like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 
6 It rises at one end of the heavens 
   and makes its circuit to the other; 
   nothing is hidden from its heat.

 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, 
   reviving the soul. 
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, 
   making wise the simple. 
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, 
   giving joy to the heart. 
The commands of the LORD are radiant, 
   giving light to the eyes. 
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, 
   enduring forever. 
The ordinances of the LORD are sure 
   and altogether righteous. 
10 They are more precious than gold, 
   than much pure gold; 
they are sweeter than honey, 
   than honey from the comb. 
11 By them is your servant warned; 
   in keeping them there is great reward.

 12 Who can discern his errors? 
   Forgive my hidden faults. 
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; 
   may they not rule over me. 
Then will I be blameless, 
   innocent of great transgression.

 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart 
   be pleasing in your sight, 
   O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

From: New International Version, 1984

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