Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.

King James Version

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

Holman Bible

Before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, Lord.

International Standard Version

Even before I have formed a word with my tongue, you, LORD, know it completely!

A Conservative Version

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou know it altogether.

American Standard Version

For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.

Amplified

For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.

Bible in Basic English

For there is not a word on my tongue which is not clear to you, O Lord.

Darby Translation

For there is not yet a word on my tongue, but lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the word is not even upon my tongue, and, behold, O LORD, thou dost know it altogether.

Julia Smith Translation

For not a word in my tongue, behold, O Jehovah, thou knewest all of it

King James 2000

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, you know it altogether.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [there is] not a word [yet] on my tongue, [but] behold, O Yahweh, you know it completely.

Modern King James verseion

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Jehovah, You know it altogether.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O LORD, knowest it altogether.

NET Bible

Certainly my tongue does not frame a word without you, O Lord, being thoroughly aware of it.

New Heart English Bible

For there is not a word on my tongue, but, behold, LORD, you know it altogether.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely there hath not been a word on my tongue, but behold! O Yahweh, thou hast observed it on every side.

Webster

For there is not a word on my tongue, but lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

World English Bible

For there is not a word on my tongue, but, behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.

Youngs Literal Translation

For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all!

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Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 139:4

References

Hastings

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Prayers for Psalm 139:4

Context Readings

The All-Knowing, Ever-Present God

3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all. 5 You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.


Cross References

Job 8:2

"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

Psalm 50:19-21

"You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit.

Job 42:3

'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."

Job 42:6-8

Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes."

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

Jeremiah 29:23

because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows and am a witness," declares the LORD.'"

Zephaniah 1:12

"It will come about at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And I will punish the men Who are stagnant in spirit, Who say in their hearts, 'The LORD will not do good or evil!'

Malachi 3:13-16

"Your words have been arrogant against Me," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'What have we spoken against You?'

Matthew 12:35-37

"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.

James 3:2-10

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

Job 38:2

"Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?

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