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Psalm 139

God’s Omnipresence and Omniscience.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do];
You understand my thought from afar.

You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And You are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

Even before there is a word on my tongue [still unspoken],
Behold, O Lord, You know it all.

You have enclosed me behind and before,
And [You have] placed Your hand upon me.

Such [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high [above me], I cannot reach it.


Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?

If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead), behold, You are there.

If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
10 
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will take hold of me.
11 
If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me,
And the night will be the only light around me,”
12 
Even the darkness is not dark to You and conceals nothing from You,
But the night shines as bright as the day;
Darkness and light are alike to You.

13 
For You formed my innermost parts;
You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.
14 
I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
15 
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was being formed in secret,
And intricately and skillfully formed [as if embroidered with many colors] in the depths of the earth.
16 
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were appointed for me,
When as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].

17 
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 
If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.

19 
[a]O that You would kill the wicked, O God;
Go away from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.
20 
For they speak against You wickedly,
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 
Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 
I hate them with perfect and utmost hatred;
They have become my enemies.

23 
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart;
Test me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 
And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 139:19 In the first eighteen verses of this psalm, the psalmist acknowledges that God knows everything that the psalmist ever does, no matter when or where he does it. Although God’s vast knowledge of an individual’s deeds can be reassuring for the righteous, it should be frightening for the wicked. In verses 19-24, the psalmist distances himself from the wicked and asks God to help him live in such a way that pleases God.

Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

Salme 139

Guds storhed og omsorg

1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Herre, du ved alt om mig,
    du kender mit hjerte til bunds.
Du er klar over alt, hvad jeg gør,
    du kender mine inderste tanker.
Du ved, hvor jeg går om dagen og sover om natten,
    du lægger mærke til al min færden.
Du ved, hvad jeg vil sige,
    før jeg kan nå at åbne munden.
Du omgiver mig på alle sider,
    lægger din skærmende hånd på mig.
Det er næsten for godt til at være sandt.
    Jeg fatter ikke din uendelige godhed.
Jeg når aldrig uden for din rækkevidde,
    hvor jeg end er, er du nær hos mig.
Farer jeg op til himlen, da møder du mig der.
    Stiger jeg ned i dødsriget, da møder du mig der.
Flyver jeg mod øst på morgenrødens vinger,
    rejser jeg mod vest over det store hav,
10 så vil din hånd også lede mig der,
    din højre hånd holde mig fast.
11 Bad jeg mørket om at skjule mig,
    befalede jeg dagen at blive til nat,
12 så ville mørket ikke være mørkt for dig,
    for nat eller dag gør ingen forskel.
13 Du har skabt mig som den, jeg er,
    du formede mig i min mors mave.
14 Tak, Gud, at du skabte mig så forunderligt,
    dit skaberværk er fantastisk.[a]
15 Du så på mig, da jeg blev dannet i det skjulte,
    da jeg langsomt voksede i livmoderens mørke.
16 Mens jeg endnu var et foster, så du mig.
    Mine livsdage var lagt fast og skrevet ned i din bog,
        længe før jeg så dagens lys.
17 Forunderlige og fuldkomne er dine tanker, Gud,
    de overgår langt, hvad jeg kan fatte.
18 Kunne de tælles, ville de være talrige som sandet.
    Jeg ville aldrig nå til ende med dem.[b]
19 Jeg ville ønske, du ville udrydde de gudløse,
    få de morderiske mænd til at lade mig være i fred.

20 De vanærer dit navn og håner dig,
    de er blasfemiske og taler ondt om dig.
21 Herre, jeg hader enhver, der hader dig,
    jeg føler lede ved dem, der er imod dig.
22 Dine fjender er også mine fjender,
    jeg hader dem af hele mit hjerte.

23 Undersøg mig og se på mit hjerte, Gud!
    Gransk mine motiver og afslør mine tanker!
24 Hvis du ser, at jeg er kommet på afveje,
    så led mig tilbage til det evige livs vej.

Notas al pie

  1. 139,14 Teksten er uklar.
  2. 139,18 Teksten er uklar.