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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 19:1-14

To the director. A melody of David. 19  The heavens are declaring the glory of God;*+ And of the work of his hands the expanse is telling.+   One day after another day causes speech to bubble forth,+ And one night after another night shows forth knowledge.+   There is no speech, and there are no words; No voice on their part is being heard.+   Into all the earth their measuring line* has gone out,+ And to the extremity of the productive land* their utterances.+ In them he has set a tent for the sun,+   And it is like a bridegroom when coming out of his nuptial chamber;+ It exults as a mighty man does to run in a path.+   From one extremity of the heavens is its going forth, And its [finished] circuit is to their [other] extremities;+ And there is nothing concealed from its heat.+   The law+ of Jehovah is perfect,+ bringing back the soul.+ The reminder+ of Jehovah is trustworthy,+ making the inexperienced one wise.+   The orders+ from Jehovah are upright,+ causing the heart to rejoice;+ The commandment+ of Jehovah is clean,+ making the eyes shine.+   The fear+ of Jehovah is pure, standing forever. The judicial decisions+ of Jehovah are true;*+ they have proved altogether righteous.+ 10  They are more to be desired than gold,* yes, than much refined gold;*+ And sweeter than honey+ and the flowing honey of the combs.+ 11  Also, your own servant has been warned by them;+ In the keeping of them there is a large reward.+ 12  Mistakes—who can discern?+ From concealed sins pronounce me innocent.+ 13  Also from presumptuous acts* hold your servant back;+ Do not let them dominate me.+ In that case I shall be complete,+ And I shall have remained innocent from much transgression. 14  Let the sayings of my mouth and the meditation of my heart+ Become pleasurable before you, O Jehovah my Rock+ and my Redeemer.*+

Footnotes

“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
“Their measuring line.” Heb., qaw·wam′; LXXVg, “sound”; Sy, “tidings.”
“Productive land.” Heb., the·vel′; LXX, “inhabited earth”; Lat., or′bis ter′rae, “circle of the earth.”
Lit., “truth.”
“Than gold.” Heb., miz·za·hav′.
“Yes, than . . . refined gold.” Heb., u·mip·paz′.
Or, “men; ones [masc.].”
“And my Redeemer (Repurchaser).” By extension of thought, “and my Avenger (Vindicator).” Heb., wegho·ʼali′; Lat., re·dem′ptor. See Job 19:25; Pr 23:11.