Psalm 19 New Living Translation

The Works and Word of God

19 1  The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. 2  Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. 3  They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. 4  Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. 5  It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. 6  The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.

7  The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8  The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living. 9  Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair. 10  They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. 11  They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them. 12  How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. 13  Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don't let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. 14  May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.


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