To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1
The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4
Their 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,
5
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6
His 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.
7
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12
Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13
Keep 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.
14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.