The works of God in the heavens proclaim their Maker's glory. The excellency of the divine law. David prayeth for God's grace and acceptance.
0 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 The heavens 1declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 1Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 there is 1no speech nor language, awhere their voice is not heard.
4 aTheir 1line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is 1as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth 2as a strong man to run a race.
6 His 1going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 1The alaw of the Lord is perfect, bconverting the soul: 2the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The 1statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is 2pure, 3enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is 1clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are 2atrue and righteous altogether.
10 More 1to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: 2sweeter also than honey and athe honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant 1warned: and in keeping of them there is 2great reward.
12 Who 1can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from 2secret faults.
13 Keep 1back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the agreat transgression.
14 Let 1the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, amy strength, and my 2redeemer.