Psalm 19
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To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

God’s Revelation in the Heavens

1The heavens are declaring the glory of God,

and their expanse shows the work of his hands.

2Day after day they pour forth speech,

night after night they reveal knowledge.

3There is no speech nor are there words—

their voice is not heard—

4yet their messagea goes out into all the world,

and their words to the ends of the earth.

He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens,b

5which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,

or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race.

6Its circuit is from one end of the sky to the other,

and nothing is hidden from its heat.

God’s Revelation in the Law

7The Law of the LORD is perfect,

restoring life.

The testimony of the LORD is steadfast,

making foolish people wise.

8The precepts of the LORD are upright,

making the heart rejoice.

The commandment of the LORD is pure,

giving light to the eyes.

9The fear of the LORD is clean,

standing forever.

The judgments of the LORD are true;

they are altogether righteous.

10They are more desirable than gold,

even much fine gold.

They are sweeter than honey,

even the drippings from a honeycomb.

11Moreover your servant is warned by them;

and there is great reward in keeping them.

12Who can detect his ownc mistake?

Cleanse me from hidden sin.

13Preserve your servant from arrogant people;d

do not let them rule over me.

Then I will be uprighte

and acquitted of great wickedness.

14May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart

be acceptable in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

a 19:4 Or sound; so LXX; MT DSS 11QPs Syr read line
b 19:4 Lit. them
c 19:12 The Heb. lacks his own
d 19:13 Or from presumptuous sins
e 19:13 Or perfect, or blameless

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