The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Book of Psalms


O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
    2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought from afar off.
    3 Thou discernest my going out and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
    4 For there is not a word on my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
    5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
    6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
    7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
    8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in the grave, behold, thou art there.
    9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
    10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
    11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light shall become night about me.
    12 Even the darkness is not dark to thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
    13 For thou hast formed my inward parts: thou hast knit me together in my mother's womb.
    14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
    15 My frame was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
    16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unformed; and in thy book were written all the days which were fashioned for me, when as yet there was none of them.
    17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
    18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
    19 O that thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
    20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
    21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and do not I loathe them that rise up against thee?
    22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
    23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
    24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


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