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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. [a]


4                    Their voice [b] 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.

[a]3 Or They have no speech, there are no words; / no sound is heard from them

[b]4 Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew line