Psalm 19

The Law of the Lord Is Perfect

1 The a heavens declare the glory of God;
And the b firmament 1 shows 2 His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 c Their 3 line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a 4 tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
d And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
6 Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7 e The law of the LORD is perfect, 5 converting the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making f wise the simple;
8 The statutes 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 judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than g gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the 6 honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors?
h Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from i presumptuous sins;
Let them not have j dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of 7 great transgression.

14 k Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my 8 strength and my l Redeemer.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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