Amplified Bible

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 139

上帝的全知和佑护

大卫的诗,交给乐长。

1耶和华啊,你洞察我的内心,
知道我的一切。
我或坐下或起来,你都知道,
你从远处就知道我的心思意念。
我或外出或躺卧,你都了解,
你熟悉我的一切行为。
耶和华啊,我话未出口,
你已洞悉一切。
你在我前后护卫着我,
以大能的手保护我。
这一切实在是太奇妙,
太深奥了,我无法明白。

我去哪里可躲开你的灵?
我跑到哪里可避开你的面?
我若升到天上,你在那里;
我若下到阴间,你也在那里。
纵使我乘着晨风飞到遥远的海岸居住,
10 就是在那里,
你的手必引导我,
你大能的手必扶持我。
11 我想,黑暗一定可以遮蔽我,
让我四围变成黑夜。
12 然而,即使黑暗也无法遮住你的视线。
在你看来,黑夜亮如白昼,
黑暗与光明无异。
13 你创造了我,
使我在母腹中成形。
14 我称谢你,
因为你创造我的作为是多么奇妙可畏,
我心深深知道。
15 我在隐秘处被造、在母腹中成形的时候,
你对我的形体一清二楚。
16 我的身体还未成形,
你早已看见了。
你为我一生所定的年日,
我还没有出生就已经记在你的册子上了。
17 耶和华啊,
你的意念对我来说是何等宝贵,何等浩博!
18 我若数算,它们比海沙还多。
我醒来的时候,
依然与你在一起。
19 耶和华啊,愿你杀戮恶人!
嗜血成性的人啊,你们走开!
20 他们恶言顶撞你,
你的仇敌亵渎你的名。
21 耶和华啊,
我憎恨那些憎恨你的人,
我厌恶那些攻击你的人。
22 我恨透了他们,
我视他们为敌人。
23 上帝啊,求你鉴察我,
好知道我的内心;
求你试验我,好知道我的心思。
24 求你看看我里面是否有邪恶,
引导我走永恒的道路。