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{To the chief Musician.
A Psalm of David.}
The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the expanse sheweth the work of his hands.
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Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
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There is no speech and there are no words, yet their voice is heard.
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Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their language to the extremity of the world.
In them hath he set a tent for the sun,
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And he is as a bridegroom going forth from his chamber;
he rejoiceth as a strong man to run the race.
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His going forth is from the end of the heavens, and his circuit unto the ends of it;
and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
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The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul;
the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple;
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The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;
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The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever;
the judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are righteous altogether:
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They are more precious than gold, yea, than much fine gold;
and sweeter than honey and the dropping of the honeycomb.
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Moreover, by them is thy servant enlightened;
in keeping them there is great reward.
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Who understandeth [his] errors?
Purify me from secret [faults].
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Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous [sins];
let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be perfect, and I shall be innocent from great transgression.
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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer.