Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5 You have hedged me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.


Cross References

Exodus 24:11

And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

Deuteronomy 33:27

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before you; and shall say, Destroy them.

Job 9:33

Neither is there any mediator between us, that might 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

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Psalm 34:7

The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear him, and delivers them.

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