Psalm 19
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The Works and the Word of God.

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

1The heavens tell of the glory of God;

And their expanse declares the work of His hands.

2Day to day pours forth speech,

And night to night reveals knowledge.

3There is no speech, nor are there words;

Their voice is not heard.

4Their [a]line has gone out into all the earth,

And their words to the end of the world.

In them He has placed a tent for the sun,

5Which is like a groom coming out of his chamber;

It rejoices like a strong person to run his course.

6Its rising is from [b]one end of the heavens,

And its circuit to the [c]other end of them;

And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7The Law of the LORD is [d]perfect, restoring the soul;

The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

8The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.

10They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much pure gold;

Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

11Moreover, Your servant is warned by them;

In keeping them there is great reward.

12Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.

13Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins;

Let them not rule over me;

Then I will be innocent,

And I will be blameless of great wrongdoing.

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

Be acceptable in Your sight,

LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

[a] 4 Another reading is sound
[b] 6 Lit the end
[c] 6 Lit the ends
[d] 7 I.e., blameless

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