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Psalms 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
     the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
     night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
     where their voice is not heard.(1)
4 Their voice(2)
     goes out into all the earth,
     their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
     like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
     and makes its circuit to the other;
     nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
     reviving the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
     making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
     giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
     giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
     enduring forever.
The ordinances of the Lord are sure
     and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
     than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
     than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned;
     in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
     Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
     may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
     innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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