Psalm 19

1 A melody of David.
The heavens are declaring the glory of God; The skies above proclaim the work of his hands.

2 Day after day their speech bubbles forth, And night after night they reveal knowledge.

3 There is no speech, and there are no words; Their voice is not heard.

4 But into all the earth their sound has gone out, And to the ends of the inhabited earth their message. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun;

5 It is like a bridegroom emerging from the bridal chamber; It rejoices like a mighty man running his course.

6 It emerges from one end of the heavens, And it circles to their other end; And nothing is concealed from its heat.

7 The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring strength. The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.

8 The orders from Jehovah are righteous, causing the heart to rejoice; The commandment of Jehovah is clean, making the eyes shine.

9 The fear of Jehovah is pure, lasting forever. The judgments of Jehovah are true, altogether righteous.

10 They are more desirable than gold, Than much fine gold, And sweeter than honey, the honey that drips from the combs.

11 By them your servant has been warned; In keeping them, there is a large reward.

12 Who can discern mistakes? Pronounce me innocent from sins I am unaware of.

13 And hold your servant back from presumptuous acts; Do not let them dominate me. Then I will be complete, And innocent of blatant sins.

14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be pleasing to you, O Jehovah, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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