To the leader. A Psalm of David. 1

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament a Or gentleness proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; 4 yet their voice b Gk Tg: Heb people goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens c Or dome he has set a tent for the sun, 5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. 6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.

7

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple; 8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.

11

Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12 But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. 13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent; a Gk Jerome Compare Syr: Heb line do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Notes:

a Or gentleness

b Gk Tg: Heb people

a Or dome

b Gk Jerome Compare Syr: Heb line