(A psalm by David for the music leader.) The Wonders of God and the Goodness of His Law 19 1The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done. 2Each day informs the following day; each night announces to the next. 3They don't speak a word, and there is never the sound of a voice. 4 Yet their message reaches all the earth, and it travels around the world. In the heavens a tent is set up for the sun. 5It rises like a bridegroom and gets ready like a hero eager to run a race. 6It travels all the way across the sky. Nothing hides from its heat. 7 The Law of the LORD is perfect; it gives us new life. His teachings last forever, and they give wisdom to ordinary people. 8The LORD's instruction is right; it makes our hearts glad. His commands shine brightly, and they give us light. 9Worshiping the LORD is sacred; he will always be worshiped. All his decisions are correct and fair. 10They are worth more than the finest gold and are sweeter than honey from a honeycomb. 11By your teachings, Lord, I am warned; by obeying them, I am greatly rewarded. 12None of us know our faults. Forgive me when I sin without knowing it. 13Don't let me do wrong on purpose, Lord, or let sin have control over my life. Then I will be innocent, and not guilty of some terrible fault. 14Let my words and my thoughts be pleasing to you, LORD, because you are my mighty rock[X] and my protector.
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