Psalms in the Summer – Psalm 19

Psalms in the Summer – Psalm 19

Psalm 19

    1 The heavens declare the glory of God;

               the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

    2Day after day they pour forth speech;

               night after night they display knowledge.

    3 There is no speech or language

               where their voice is not heard. a

    4 Their voice b goes out into all the earth,

               their words to the ends of the world.

       In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,

    5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his


               like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

6 It rises at one end of the heavens

and makes its circuit to the other;

nothing is hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the LORD is perfect,

reviving the soul.

The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,

making wise the simple.

8 The precepts of the LORD are right,

giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the LORD are radiant,

giving light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the LORD is pure,

enduring forever.

The ordinances of the LORD are sure

and altogether righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,

than much pure gold;

they are sweeter than honey,

than honey from the comb.

11By them is your servant warned;

in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can discern his errors?

Forgive my hidden faults.

13Keep your servant also from willful sins;

may they not rule over me.

Then will I be blameless,

innocent of great transgression.

14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of

my heart

be pleasing in your sight,

O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.