Tuesday, June 10, 2008


The Lord’s Greatness

Psalm 8


1LORD our Lord,

your name is the most wonderful name in all the earth!

It brings you praise in heaven above.

2You have taught children and babies

to sing praises to you

because of your enemies.

And so you silence your enemies

and destroy those who try to get even.

3I look at your heavens,

which you made with your fingers.

I see the moon and stars,

which you created.

4But why are people important to you?

Why do you take care of human beings?

5You made them a little lower than the angels

and crowned them with glory and honor.

6You put them in charge of everything you made.

You put all things under their control:

7all the sheep, the cattle,

and the wild animals,

8the birds in the sky,

the fish in the sea,

and everything that lives under water.

9LORD our Lord,

your name is the most wonderful name in all the earth!

Title: The Holy Bible, New Century Version

God Knows Everything

Psalm 139


1LORD, you have examined me

and know all about me.

2You know when I sit down and when I get up.

You know my thoughts before I think them.

3You know where I go and where I lie down.

You know thoroughly everything I do.

4LORD, even before I say a word,

you already know it.

5You are all around me—in front and in back—

and have put your hand on me.

6Your knowledge is amazing to me;

it is more than I can understand.

7Where can I go to get away from your Spirit?

Where can I run from you?

8If I go up to the heavens, you are there.

If I lie down in the grave, you are there.

9If I rise with the sun in the east

and settle in the west beyond the sea,

10even there you would guide me.

With your right hand you would hold me.

11I could say, “The darkness will hide me.

Let the light around me turn into night.”

12But even the darkness is not dark to you.

The night is as light as the day;

darkness and light are the same to you.

13You made my whole being;

you formed me in my mother’s body.

14I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.

What you have done is wonderful.

I know this very well.

15You saw my bones being formed

as I took shape in my mother’s body.

When I was put together there,

16you saw my body as it was formed.

All the days planned for me

were written in your book

before I was one day old.

17God, your thoughts are precious to me.

They are so many!

18If I could count them,

they would be more than all the grains of sand.

When I wake up,

I am still with you.

19God, I wish you would kill the wicked!

Get away from me, you murderers!

20They say evil things about you.

Your enemies use your name thoughtlessly.

21LORD, I hate those who hate you;

I hate those who rise up against you.

22I feel only hate for them;

they are my enemies.

23God, examine me and know my heart;

test me and know my nervous thoughts.

24See if there is any bad thing in me.

Lead me on the road to everlasting life.

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