Psalm 19

English Standard Version

1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above[1] proclaims his handiwork. (Ps 50:6; Ro 1:19) 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. 4 Their voice[2] goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, (Ec 1:5; Isa 28:10; Ro 10:18) 5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. (Jud 5:31; Joe 2:16) 6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. 7 The law of the Lord is perfect,[3] reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; (Ex 25:16; Ps 23:3; Ps 78:5; Ps 111:7; Ps 119:130; Pr 1:4; Mt 11:25; Ro 7:12; 1Co 1:27; 2Ti 3:15; 2Ti 3:16) 8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; (Ps 12:6; Ps 13:3; Ps 103:18; Ps 111:7; Ps 119:4; Ps 119:27) 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules[4] of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. (Ps 119:142; Ps 119:151; Ps 119:160) 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. (Job 28:17; Ps 119:72; Ps 119:103; Ps 119:127; Pr 8:10; Pr 8:19; Pr 16:24) 11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (Pr 29:18) 12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. (Le 4:2; Nu 15:27; Job 34:32; Ps 40:12; Ps 90:8; 1Co 4:4) 13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. (Ge 20:6; Nu 15:30; 1Sa 25:33; 1Sa 25:39; Ps 119:133; Ro 6:12; Ro 6:14) 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Job 19:25; Ps 18:2)