Daily Psalms Details

Psalm 19

The Law of the Lord Is Perfect


      1 The heavens declare the glory of God, 

      and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 

      2 Day to day pours out speech, 

      and night to night reveals knowledge. 

      3 There is no speech, nor are there words, 

      whose voice is not heard. 

      4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, 

      and their words to the end of the world. 

      In them he has set a tent for the sun, 

      5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, 

      and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. 

      6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, 

      and its circuit to the end of them, 

      and there is nothing hidden from its heat. 

      7 The law of the LORD is perfect, 

      reviving the soul; 

      the testimony of the LORD is sure, 

      making wise the simple; 

      8 the precepts of the LORD are right, 

      rejoicing the heart; 

      the commandment of the LORD is pure, 

      enlightening the eyes; 

      9 the fear of the LORD is clean, 

      enduring forever; 

      the rules of the LORD are true, 

      and righteous altogether. 

      10 More to be desired are they than gold, 

      even much fine gold; 

      sweeter also than honey 

      and drippings of the honeycomb. 

      11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; 

      in keeping them there is great reward. 

      12 Who can discern his errors? 

      Declare me innocent from hidden faults. 

      13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; 

      let them not have dominion over me! 

      Then I shall be blameless, 

      and innocent of great transgression. 

      14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart 

      be acceptable in your sight, 

      O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.