Psalm 139:1-18 – The Bible (New Living Translation) – O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night — but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
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How healing and affirming it is to reread this Psalm. I breathe a sigh of relief every time. Thanks Carol!
I love this Psalm, too, JoDee. We are never alone. It’s a wonderful comfort when the One with us is Almighty God, Creator of the Universe. I call that security. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Blessings to you…
I have not read this particular translation. Thanks for sharing it here, Carol Ann.
This translation is new to me, also. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Have a blessed weekend, Jamie…
beautiful and full of faith, true faith.
lots of love.
Greetings, Trisha. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. Enjoy the weekend! Blessings to you…
Every so often, I start at Psalm 1, and read a Psalm a day, in order. Recently, I decided to read them in reverse order, starting at 150. Guess what my Psalm for today is? 139. I think I shall take some extra time with it, seeing as you were led to post it today. It’s like we are walking our individual paths, and they keep crossing. Thanks for sharing, Carol. Blessings!
Thank you, Patti. Psalm 139 says so much about how special each one of us is to God. How interesting that you arrived at this one today. Yes, our paths keep crossing. Thank you for stopping by, my friend. I appreciate you very much. Have a blessed weekend.
Such beautiful words – thanks for sharing another one of your favourite scriptures Carol!
There is so much treasure in the Psalms. I think it’s my favorite book for comfort and strength. Thanks for your visit and your sweet comment. Blessings to you, Chloe… xxoo