The Witness Of Creation And Scripture

1 The heavens [are] telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.

1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David.The (A)heavens are telling of the glory of God;And their (B)expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

1 For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky(a) proclaims the work of His hands.(A)

1 The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands.

2 {Every day} [they] pour forth speech, and {every night} [they] tell knowledge.

2 Day to (C)day pours forth speech,And (D)night to night reveals knowledge.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

2 Day after day they pour out speech;night after night they communicate knowledge.(b)

2 Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they reveal knowledge.

3 There is no speech and there are no words; their sound is inaudible.

3 There is no speech, nor are there words;Their voice is not heard.

3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

3 There is no speech; there are no words;their voice is not heard.

3 There is no speech nor are there words their voice is not heard

4 [Yet] in all [the] world their line goes out, and their words to [the] end of [the] world. In them he has pitched a tent for the sun,

4 Their (a)(E)line has gone out through all the earth,And their utterances to the end of the world.In them He has (F)placed a tent for the sun,

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

4 Their message(c) has gone out to all the earth,and their words to the ends of the world.(B)In the heavens(d) He has pitched a tent for the sun.(C)

4 yet their message goes out into all the world, and their words to the ends of the earth. He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens,

5 and it [is] like a bridegroom who comes out of his bridal chamber. It is glad like a strong man to run [its] course.

5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.

5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

5 It is like a groom coming from the(e) bridal chamber;it rejoices like an athlete running a course.

5 which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race.

6 Its rising [is] from [one] end of the heavens and its circuit to the [other] end of them; and nothing [is] hidden from its heat.

6 Its (G)rising is from (b)one end of the heavens,And its circuit to the (c)other end of them;And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

6 It rises from one end of the heavensand circles(f) to their other end;(D)nothing is hidden from its heat.

6 Its circuit is from one end of the sky to the other, and nothing is hidden from its heat.

7 The law of Yahweh [is] perfect, reviving life. The testimony of Yahweh [is] firm, making wise [the] simple.

7 (H)The law of the Lord is (d)(I)perfect, (J)restoring the soul;The testimony of the Lord is (K)sure, making (L)wise the simple.

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

7 The instruction of the Lord is perfect,renewing one’s life;(E)the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,making the inexperienced wise.(F)

7 The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise.

8 The precepts of Yahweh [are] right, making [the] heart rejoice. The command of Yahweh [is] pure, enlightening [the] eyes.

8 The precepts of the Lord are (M)right, (N)rejoicing the heart;The commandment of the Lord is (O)pure, (P)enlightening the eyes.

8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

8 The precepts of the Lord are right,making the heart glad;(G)the command of the Lord is radiant,making the eyes light up.(H)

8 The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes.

9 The fear of Yahweh [is] pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of Yahweh [are] true; they are righteous altogether,

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;The judgments of the Lord are (Q)true; they are (R)righteous altogether.

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

9 The fear of the Lord is pure,enduring forever;(I)the ordinances of the Lord are reliableand altogether righteous.(J)

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, standing forever. The judgments of the LORD are true; they are altogether righteous.

10 more desirable than gold, even much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, even honey [in the] comb.

10 They are more desirable than (S)gold, yes, than much fine gold;(T)Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

10 They are more desirable than gold—than an abundance of pure gold;(K)and sweeter than honey,which comes from the honeycomb.(L)

10 They are more desirable than gold, even much fine gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the drippings from a honeycomb.

11 Moreover, your servant [is] warned by them; in keeping them [is] great reward.

11 Moreover, by them (U)Your servant is warned;In keeping them there is great (V)reward.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

11 In addition, Your servant is warned by them;there is great reward in keeping them.(M)

11 Moreover your servant is warned by them; and there is great reward in keeping them.

12 Who can perceive [his] errors? Acquit me from hidden [faults].

12 Who can (W)discern his errors? (X)Acquit me of (Y)hidden faults.

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

12 Who perceives his unintentional sins?Cleanse me from my hidden faults.(N)

12 Who can detect his own mistake? Cleanse me from hidden sin.

13 Also, keep back your servant from arrogant [sins]; let them not rule over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

13 Also keep back Your servant (Z)from presumptuous sins;Let them not (AA)rule over me;Then I will be (e)(AB)blameless,And I shall be acquitted of (AC)great transgression.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

13 Moreover, keep Your servant from willful sins;(O)do not let them rule over me.(P)Then I will be innocentand cleansed from blatant rebellion.(Q)

13 Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your presence, O Yahweh, my rock and my redeemer.

14 Let the words of my mouth and (AD)the meditation of my heartBe acceptable in Your sight,O Lord, (AE)my rock and my (AF)Redeemer.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

14 May the words of my mouthand the meditation of my heartbe acceptable to You,(R)Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.(S)

14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

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