(19) For the end, a Psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.
2 Day to day * Gr. eructat. utters speech, and night to night proclaims knowledge.
3 There are no speeches or words, † Gr. of which. in which their voices are not heard.
4 ✡ Rom 10. 18. Their voice is gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
5 In the sun he has set his tabernacle; and he comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber: he will exult as a giant to run his course.
6 His going forth is from the extremity of heaven, and his ‡ Gr. meeting. circuit to the other end of heaven: and no one shall be hidden from his heat.
7 The law of the Lord is § Gr. spotless. perfect, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, instructing babes.
8 The ordinances of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is bright, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and justified altogether.
10 To be desired more than gold, and much precious stone: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.
11 For your servant keeps to them: in the keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who will understand his transgressions? purge you me from my secret sins.
13 And spare your servant the attack of strangers: if they do not gain the dominion over me, then shall I be blameless, and I shall be clear from great sin.
14 So shall the sayings of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing continually before you, O Lord my helper, and my redeemer.