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