The Works and the Word of God.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1 The heavens R487 are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse R488 is declaring the work of His hands.
2 Day to day R489 pours forth speech,
And night R490 to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
4 Their line R491 F169 has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed R492 a tent for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
6 Its rising R493 is from one F170 end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other F171 end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The R494 law of the LORD is perfect, R495 F172 restoring R496 the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, R497 making wise R498 the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, R499 rejoicing R500 the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, R501 enlightening R502 the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true; R503 they are righteous R504 altogether.
10 They are more desirable than gold, R505 yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter R506 also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them Your R507 servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward. R508
12 Who can discern R509 his errors? Acquit R510 me of hidden R511 faults.
13 Also keep back Your servant from R512 presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule R513 over me;
Then I will be blameless, R514 F173
And I shall be acquitted of great R515 transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the R516 meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my R517 rock and my Redeemer. R518
F169: Or has made
F170: Lit complete; or having integrity
F171: Or condescension
F172: Lit ankles
F173: Lit caused to bow down
R487: Psalms 8:1; 50:6; Romans 1:19,20
R488: Genesis 1:6,7
R489: Psalms 74:16
R490: Psalms 139:12
R491: Romans 10:18
R492: Psalms 104:2
R493: Psalms 113:3; Ecclesiastes 1:5
R494: Psalms 111:7
R495: Psalms 119:160
R496: Psalms 23:3
R497: Psalms 93:5
R498: Psalms 119:98-100
R499: Psalms 119:128
R500: Psalms 119:14
R501: Psalms 12:6
R502: Psalms 36:9
R503: Psalms 119:142
R504: Psalms 119:138
R505: Psalms 119:72,127
R506: Psalms 119:103
R507: Psalms 17:4
R508: Psalms 24:5,6; Proverbs 29:18
R509: Psalms 40:12; 139:6
R510: Psalms 51:1,2
R511: Psalms 90:8; 139:23,24
R512: Numbers 15:30
R513: Psalms 119:133
R514: Psalms 18:32
R515: Psalms 25:11
R516: Psalms 104:34
R517: Psalms 18:2
R518: Psalms 31:5; Isaiah 47:4