¶ THE heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament shows his handiwork.
Day after day utters speech, and night after night shows knowledge.
There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.
Their good news has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
He has set his tabernacle in the sun among them.
And he is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends thereof;
and there is nothing hid from the mist of his breath.
¶ The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the young men.
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The reverence of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever;
the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
They are more to be coveted than gold;
yea, than precious stones;
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is thy servant warned;
and if he keep them he shall be greatly rewarded.
Who can understand stumblings?
Cleanse thou me from secret faults.
Spare thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest the evil ones have dominion over me;
then shall I be cleansed from my sins.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my helper and my Saviour.