1 To the overseer, to David a chanting. O Jehovah thou didst search me, and thou wilt know. 2 Thou knewest my sitting and my rising; thou didst understand for my thoughts from far of 3 Thou didst sift my way and my lying down, and thou knewest all my ways. 4 For not a word in my tongue, behold, O Jehovah, thou knewest all of it 5 Thou didst press me behind and before, and thou wilt place thine hand upon me. 6 Knowledge being wonderful from me; being high, I shall not be able for it
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? and whither from thy face shall I flee? 8 If I shall ascend to the heavens, thou art there: and shall I bend down to hades, behold thee. 9 Shall I lift up the wings of the dawn? shall I dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea? 10 Also there thy hand will guide me, and thy right hand will hold me. 11 And saying, surely the darkness shall fall upon me; and the night shone about me. 12 Also darkness shall not darken from thee; and the night shall shine as the day: as the darkness, so the light
13 For thou didst possess my reins: thou wilt cover me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I was wonderfully distinguished: thy works are wonders, and my soul knew greatly. 15 My bones were not hid from thee, when I was made in secret. I was variegated in the lower parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes saw my substance unformed; and upon thy book all of them shall be written; the days they were formed, and not one in them.
17 And to me how were thy thoughts precious, O God! how were their heads strong! 18 I will count them; they shall be multiplied above the sand of the sea: I awoke, and I am yet with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt kill the unjust one, O God: and ye men of bloods, depart from me. 20 For they will say to thee for mischief; thine enemies were lifted up for vanity. 21 Shall I not hate those hating thee, O Jehovah? and I shall loathe against those rising up against thee. 22 I hated them with completeness of hatred: they were to me for enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts: 24 And see if the way of pain is in me, and guide me in the eternal way.