Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.

King James Version

Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

Holman Bible

You have encircled me; You have placed Your hand on me.

International Standard Version

You encircle me from back to front, placing your hand upon me.

A Conservative Version

Thou have beset me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me.

American Standard Version

Thou hast beset me behind and before, And laid thy hand upon me.

Amplified

You have beset me and shut me in -- "behind and before, and You have laid Your hand upon me.

Bible in Basic English

I am shut in by you on every side, and you have put your hand on me.

Darby Translation

Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou hast formed my face and my insides and laid thine hand upon me.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou didst press me behind and before, and thou wilt place thine hand upon me.

King James 2000

You have hedged me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You barricade me behind and in front, and set your hand upon me.

Modern King James verseion

You have closed me in behind and in front, and laid Your hand on me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

NET Bible

You squeeze me in from behind and in front; you place your hand on me.

New Heart English Bible

You hem me in behind and before. You laid your hand on me.

The Emphasized Bible

Behind and before, hast thou shut me in, and hast laid upon me thy hand: -

Webster

Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me.

World English Bible

You hem me in behind and before. You laid your hand on me.

Youngs Literal Translation

Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand.

Prayers for Psalm 139:5

Context Readings

The All-Knowing, Ever-Present God

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. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.


Cross References

Exodus 24:11

Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.

Deuteronomy 33:27

"The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, 'Destroy!'

Job 9:33

"There is no umpire between us, Who may lay his hand upon us both.

Job 23:8-9

"Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;

Revelation 1:17

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man And He placed His right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,

Psalm 34:7

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.

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