1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and
the firmament showeth the work of his hands.
2 Day unto day uttereth the same, and night
unto night teacheth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their
voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone forth through all the earth,
and their words into the ends of the world: in them
hath he set a tabernacle for the Sun.
5 Which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of
his chamber, and rejoiceth like a mighty man to run
6 His going out is from the end of the heaven,
and his compass is unto the ends of the same, and
none is hid from the heat thereof.
7 The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the
soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth
wisdom unto the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice
the heart, the commandment of the Lord is pure,
and giveth light unto the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth
forever: the judgments of the Lord are truth: they
are righteous altogether,
10 And more to be desired than gold, yea, than
much fine gold: sweeter also than honey, and the
11 Moreover by them is thy servant made circumspect,
and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his faults? cleanse me
from secret faults.
13 Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins:
let them not reign over me: so shall I be upright,
and made clean from much wickedness.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation
of mine heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my
strength, and my redeemer.