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 (Traditional)

詩篇 139

上帝的全知和佑護

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1耶和華啊,你洞察我的內心,
知道我的一切。
我或坐下或起來,你都知道,
你從遠處就知道我的心思意念。
我或外出或躺臥,你都瞭解,
你熟悉我的一切行為。
耶和華啊,我話未出口,
你已洞悉一切。
你在我前後護衛著我,
以大能的手保護我。
這一切實在是太奇妙,
太深奧了,我無法明白。

我去哪裡可躲開你的靈?
我跑到哪裡可避開你的面?
我若升到天上,你在那裡;
我若下到陰間,你也在那裡。
縱使我乘著晨風飛到遙遠的海岸居住,
10 就是在那裡,
你的手必引導我,
你大能的手必扶持我。
11 我想,黑暗一定可以遮蔽我,
讓我四圍變成黑夜。
12 然而,即使黑暗也無法遮住你的視線。
在你看來,黑夜亮如白晝,
黑暗與光明無異。
13 你創造了我,
使我在母腹中成形。
14 我稱謝你,
因為你創造我的作為是多麼奇妙可畏,
我心深深知道。
15 我在隱秘處被造、在母腹中成形的時候,
你對我的形體一清二楚。
16 我的身體還未成形,
你早已看見了。
你為我一生所定的年日,
我還沒有出生就已經記在你的冊子上了。
17 耶和華啊,
你的意念對我來說是何等寶貴,何等浩博!
18 我若數算,它們比海沙還多。
我醒來的時候,
依然與你在一起。
19 耶和華啊,願你殺戮惡人!
嗜血成性的人啊,你們走開!
20 他們惡言頂撞你,
你的仇敵褻瀆你的名。
21 耶和華啊,
我憎恨那些憎恨你的人,
我厭惡那些攻擊你的人。
22 我恨透了他們,
我視他們為敵人。
23 上帝啊,求你鑒察我,
好知道我的內心;
求你試驗我,好知道我的心思。
24 求你看看我裡面是否有邪惡,
引導我走永恆的道路。