Psalm 19 The Witness of Creation and Scripture For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. 19 1The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky[X] proclaims the work of His hands. 2Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge.[Y] 3There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. 4Their message[Z] has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens[A] He has pitched a tent for the sun. 5It is like a groom coming from the[B] bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course. 6It rises from one end of the heavens and circles[C] to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat. 7The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one’s life; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise. 8The precepts of the Lord are right, making the heart glad; the command of the Lord is radiant, making the eyes light up. 9The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are reliable and altogether righteous. 10They are more desirable than gold— than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey, which comes from the honeycomb. 11In addition, Your servant is warned by them; there is great reward in keeping them. 12Who perceives his unintentional sins? Cleanse me from my hidden faults. 13Moreover, keep Your servant from willful sins; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be innocent and cleansed from blatant rebellion. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
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