Psalm 139.1–11; 139.23–24
1 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me:
you know when I sit or when I stand,
you comprehend my thoughts long before.
2 You discern my path and the places where I rest:
you are acquainted with all my ways.
3 For there is not a word on my tongue:
but you, Lord, know it altogether.
4 You have encompassed me behind and before:
and have laid your hand upon me.
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me:
so high that I cannot endure it.
6 Where shall I go from your spirit:
or where shall I flee from your presence?
7 If I ascend into heaven you are there:
if I make my bed in the grave you are there also.
8 If I spread out my wings towards the morning:
or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
9 Even there your hand shall lead me:
and your right hand shall hold me.
10 If I say ‘Surely the darkness will cover me:
and the night will enclose me’,
11 The darkness is no darkness with you,
but the night is as clear as the day:
the darkness and the light are both alike.
23 Search me out, O God, and know my heart:
put me to the proof and know my thoughts.
24 Look well lest there be any way of wickedness in me:
and lead me in the way that is everlasting.