1 <<To the Overcomer, A Psalm of David.>> O LORD, thou hast searched me and known [me].
2 Thou knowest my sitting down and my rising up, thou dost understand my thoughts from afar.
3 Thou hast girded my walk and my rest, and hast prepared all my ways.
4 For the word [is] not even upon my tongue, [and], behold, O LORD, thou dost know it altogether.
5 Thou hast formed my face and my insides and laid thine hand upon me.
6 [Thy] knowledge [is] wonderful beyond my ability to comprehend; it is high, I cannot understand it.
7 Where shall I go from thy spirit? or where shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend to the heavens, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou [art there].
9 [If] I take the wings of the dawn [and] dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall shine because of me.
12 Even the darkness does not hide from thee; but the night shines as the day; the darkness is as the light.
13 For thou hast possessed my kidneys: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made; marvellous [are] thy works, and [that], my soul knows right well.
15 My body was not hid from thee, even though [I] was made in secret [and] brought together in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance yet being imperfect; and in thy book all [my members] were written, [which] were then formed, without [lacking] one of them.
17 Therefore, how precious are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
18 [If] I should count them, they are more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God; depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against thee wickedly, [and] thine enemies take [thy name] in vain.
21 Do I not hate [all] those, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts
24 and see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way eternal.: