Psalm 19 ©

David teaches that God’s creatures, especially the heavens and the course of the sun, do abundantly testify of His power, wisdom and common goodness, but magnifies above all the singular mercy, which He shows unto His people by the revelation of His saving Word; whereby David, being enlightened, confesses his sinful condition, and prays for cleansing, and for preservation from the dominion of sin, and that he may live well-pleasing to God.


To the 1chief Musician, A Psalm of David.


THE heavens 2declare the glory of God; and the 3firmament sheweth his handywork.


4Day unto day 5uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.


There is 6no speech nor language, where 7their voice is not heard.


Theira8line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a 9tabernacle for the sun,


10Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoicethb as a 11strong 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 12nothing hid from the heat thereof.


Thec13law of the LORD is perfect, 14converting the soul: the 15testimony of the LORD is 16sure, making wise the simple.


The statutes of the LORD are 17right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the 18eyes.


The 19fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are 20true and righteous altogether.


Mored to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweetere also than honey and the 21honeycomb.


Moreover by them is thy servant 22warned: and in keeping of them there is great 23reward.


Who can understand his 24errors? cleanse thou me from 25secret faults.


Keep back thy servant also from 26presumptuous sins; let them not have 27dominion over me: then shall I be 28upright, and I shall be innocent from the 29great transgression.


Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be 30acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.