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

his race.

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.

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