Psalm 139
Douay-Rheims Bible

You Have Searched Me and Know Me

1{138:1}Unto the end, a psalm of David. Lord, thou hast proved me, and known me:

2{138:2}Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up.

3{138:3}Thou hast understood my thoughts afar off: my path and my line thou hast searched out.

4{138:4}And thou hast foreseen all my ways: for there is no speech in my tongue.

5{138:5}Behold, O Lord, thou hast known all things, the last and those of old: thou hast formed me, and hast laid thy hand upon me.

6{138:6}Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.

7{138:7}Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy face?

8{138:8}If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.

9{138:9}If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:

10{138:10}Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.

11{138:11}And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.

12{138:12}But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be light all the day: the darkness thereof, and the light thereof are alike to thee.

13{138:13}For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast protected me from my mother's womb.

14{138:14}I will praise thee, for thou art fearfully magnified: wonderful are thy works, and my soul knoweth right well.

15{138:15}My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret: and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.

16{138:16}Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall be written: days shall be formed, and no one in them.

17{138:17}But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

18{138:18}I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sand, I rose up and am still with thee.

19{138:19}If thou wilt kill the wicked, O God: ye men of blood, depart from me:

20{138:20}Because you say in thought: They shall receive thy cities in vain.

21{138:21}Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pined away because of thy enemies?

22{138:22}I have hated them with a perfect hatred: and they are become enemies to me.

23{138:23}Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths.

24{138:24}And see if there be in me the way of iniquity: and lead me in the eternal way.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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