1: (To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.) Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known [me]. 2: Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off; 3: Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways; 4: For there is not yet a word on my tongue, [but] lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether. 5: Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me. 6: O knowledge too wonderful for me! it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it. 7: Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? and whither flee from thy presence? 8: If I ascend up into the heavens thou art there; or if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou [art there]; 9: [If] I take the wings of the dawn [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: And if I say, Surely darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night; 12: Even darkness hideth not from thee, and the night shineth as the day: the darkness is as the light. 13: For thou hast possessed my reins; thou didst cover me in my mother's womb. 14: I will praise thee, for I am fearfully, wonderfully made. Marvellous are thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well. 15: My bones were not hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts of the earth. 16: Thine eyes did see my unformed substance, and in thy book all [my members] were written; [during many] days were they fashioned, when [as yet] there was none of them. 17: But how precious are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18: [If] I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee. 19: Oh that thou wouldest slay the wicked, O God! And ye men of blood, depart from me. 20: For they speak of thee wickedly, they take [thy name] in vain, thine enemies. 21: Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? and do not I loathe them that rise up against thee? 22: I hate them with perfect hatred; I account them mine enemies. 23: Search me, O God, and know my heart; prove me, and know my thoughts; 24: And see if there be any grievous way in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.