1: To the Overseer. -- A Psalm by David. Jehovah, Thou hast searched me, and knowest. 2: Thou -- Thou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar. 3: My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And [with] all my ways hast been acquainted. 4: For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all! 5: Behind and before Thou hast besieged me, And Thou dost place on me Thy hand. 6: Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it. 7: Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee? 8: If I ascend the heavens -- there Thou [art], And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee! 9: I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, 10: Also there Thy hand doth lead me, And Thy right hand doth hold me. 11: And I say, 'Surely darkness bruiseth me, Then night [is] light to me. 12: Also darkness hideth not from Thee, And night as day shineth, as [is] darkness so [is] light. 13: For Thou -- Thou hast possessed my reins, Thou dost cover me in my mother's belly. 14: I confess Thee, because that [with] wonders I have been distinguished. Wonderful [are] Thy works, And my soul is knowing [it] well. 15: My substance was not hid from Thee, When I was made in secret, Curiously wrought in the lower part of earth. 16: Mine unformed substance Thine eyes saw, And on Thy book all of them are written, The days they were formed -- And not one among them. 17: And to me how precious have been Thy thoughts, O God, how great hath been their sum! 18: I recount them! than the sand they are more, I have waked, and I am still with Thee. 19: Dost Thou slay, O God, the wicked? Then, men of blood, turn aside from me! 20: Who exchange Thee for wickedness, Lifted up to vanity [are] Thine enemies. 21: Do not I hate, Jehovah, those hating Thee? And with Thy withstanders grieve myself? 22: [With] perfect hatred I have hated them, Enemies they have become to me. 23: Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my thoughts, 24: And see if a grievous way be in me, And lead me in a way age-during!