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Psalm 19

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The creatures shew God's glory.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God.
The expanse shows his handiwork.

19:2 Day after day they pour forth speech,
and night after night they display knowledge.

19:3 There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.

19:4 Their voice has gone out through all the earth,
their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,

19:5 which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.

19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens,
his circuit to its ends;
There is nothing hidden from its heat.

The excellency of the divine law.

19:7 Yahweh’s law is perfect, restoring the soul.
Yahweh’s testimony is sure, making wise the simple.

19:8 Yahweh’s precepts are right, rejoicing the heart.
Yahweh’s commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.

19:9 The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring forever.
Yahweh’s ordinances are true, and righteous altogether.

19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.

19:11 Moreover by them is your servant warned.
In keeping them there is great reward.

David prays for grace.

19:12 Who can discern his errors?
Forgive me from hidden errors.

19:13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins.
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I will be upright.
I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.

19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
Yahweh, my rock, and my redeemer.

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