The Message

Psalm 139

A David Psalm

11-6 God, investigate my life;
    get all the facts firsthand.
I’m an open book to you;
    even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
    I’m never out of your sight.
You know everything I’m going to say
    before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there,
    then up ahead and you’re there, too—
    your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
    I can’t take it all in!

7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
    to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
    If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
    to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute—
    you’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
    At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you;
    night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.

17-22 Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
    God, I’ll never comprehend them!
I couldn’t even begin to count them—
    any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
    And please, God, do away with wickedness for good!
And you murderers—out of here!—
    all the men and women who belittle you, God,
    infatuated with cheap god-imitations.
See how I hate those who hate you, God,
    see how I loathe all this godless arrogance;
I hate it with pure, unadulterated hatred.
    Your enemies are my enemies!

23-24 Investigate my life, O God,
    find out everything about me;
Cross-examine and test me,
    get a clear picture of what I’m about;
See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong—
    then guide me on the road to eternal life.

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。