To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
191The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.19.3 where…: or, without these their voice is heard: Heb. without their voice heard
4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,19.4 line: or, rule, or, direction
5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.19.7 law: or, doctrine19.7 converting: or, restoring
8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.19.9 true: Heb. truth
10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.19.10 the honeycomb: Heb. the dropping of honeycombs
11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.19.13 the great: or, much
14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.19.14 strength: Heb. rock