To the director. A melody of David.
19 The heavens are declaring the glory of God;+
The skies above* proclaim the work of his hands.+
2 Day after day their speech bubbles forth,
And night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 There is no speech, and there are no words;
Their voice is not heard.
4 But into all the earth their sound* has gone out,
And to the ends of the inhabited earth* their message.+
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun;
5 It is like a bridegroom emerging from the bridal chamber;
It rejoices like a mighty man running his course.
6 It emerges from one end of the heavens,
And it circles to their other end;+
And nothing is concealed from its heat.
7 The law of Jehovah is perfect,+ restoring strength.*+
The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy,+ making the inexperienced one wise.+
8 The orders from Jehovah are righteous, causing the heart to rejoice;+
The commandment of Jehovah is clean, making the eyes shine.+
9 The fear of Jehovah+ is pure, lasting forever.
The judgments of Jehovah are true, altogether righteous.+
10 They are more desirable than gold,
Than much fine* gold,+
And sweeter than honey,+ the honey that drips from the combs.
11 By them your servant has been warned;+
In keeping them, there is a large reward.+
12 Who can discern mistakes?+
Pronounce me innocent from sins I am unaware of.
13 And hold your servant back from presumptuous acts;+
Do not let them dominate me.+
Then I will be complete,+
And innocent of blatant sins.*
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be pleasing to you,+ O Jehovah, my Rock+ and my Redeemer.+