Psalms 19

1

TO THE CHOIRMASTER. A PSALM OF DAVID. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

2

Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

3

There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.

4

Their measuring line goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,

5

which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.

6

Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;

8

the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;

9

the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.

10

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

11

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

12

Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

13

Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

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.