001 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
002 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
003 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
004 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
005 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
006 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
007 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
008 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
009 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
010 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
011 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
012 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
013 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
014 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
015 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
016 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
017 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
018 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
019 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
020 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
021 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
022 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
023 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
024 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.