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139 - King David, The Book of Psalms (KJV) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885). The Book of Psalms.
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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou ∥ compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6Such 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 hell, behold, thou art there
9If 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; even the night shall be light about me.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me 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 ∥ substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
17* How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt 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 am not I grieved with those 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.
[∥ ] Or, winnowest.
[* ] Amos 9. 2, 3, 4.
[* ] Job 26. 6. Heb. 4. 13.
[† ] Heb. darkeneth not.
[† ] Heb. as is the darkness, so is the light.
[† ] Heb. greatly.
[∥ ] Or, strength, or, body.
[† ] Heb. all of them.
[∥ ] Or, what days they should be fashioned.
[* ] Ps. 40. 5.
[† ] Heb. way of pain, or, grief.