(Of the Director; a psalm of David’s.)
19 The skies tell the tale of the Deity’s glory,
and the firmament announces the work of his hands,
2 Day pouring out utterance to day
and night demonstrating knowledge to night
3 With no utterance, no language;
their voice is unheard.
4 Throughout the earth their lines are drawn
and their words come out at the end of the world.
He has made a tent for the sun in them,
5 and it comes out like a bridegroom out of his bower,
Rejoicing as an athlete rejoices in running a distance;
6 its start is from the edge of the sky
And its round covers the edges of it,
and nothing is screened from its heat.
7 Jehovah’s instructions are unerring,
Jehovah’s lessons are trustworthy,
8 Jehovah’s mandates are acceptable,
Jehovah’s commandment is honest,
9 The fear of Jehovah is clean,
Jehovah’s decisions are true,
every one right,
10 They that are more enjoyable than gold,
than red gold in abundance,
And sweeter than honey
and drippings of the comb.
11 By them, too, your servant takes warning;
from attention to them come great returns.
12 Missteps who can keep track of?
Hold me clear of unnoticed things!
13 From high-handed ways too keep me back,
let them not rule me;
Then I shall be all right,
innocent of great crime.
14 May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be acceptable
before you, Jehovah, my Rock and my Friend in need!