To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is
no speech nor language, where
their voice is not heard.*
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,†
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the LORD is
perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is
sure, making wise the simple.‡§
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is
clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are
More to be desired are they
than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.††
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.‡‡
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD
, my strength, and my redeemer.§§
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