1 To the Chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and have known [me].
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
3 You search my path and my lying down, and are acquainted [with] all my ways.
4 For [there is] not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have closed me in behind and in front, and laid Your hand on me.
6 Such knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot go up to it.
7 Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence?
8 If I go up into Heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You [are there].
9 [If] I take the wings of the morning [and] dwell in the furthest parts of the sea;
10 even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night [shall be] light around me.
12 Yea, the darkness does not hide from You; but the night shines as the day; as [is] the darkness, so is the light to You.
13 For You have possessed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise You; for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made; Your works [are] marvelous and my soul knows [it] very well.
15 My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret [and] skillfully formed in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my embryo; and in Your book all [my members] were written, the days they were formed, and not one [was] among them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
18 [If] I should count them, they are more than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.
19 Surely You will slay the wicked, O God; and bloody men, depart from me.
20 Who will speak against You maliciously? Your enemies are lifted up with vanity.
21 O LORD, do I not hate those who hate You? And am I [not] grieved with those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them [with] perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts,
24 and see if [any] wicked way [is] in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.