Psalm 139:1-6

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, you have p searched me and known me!
2 You q know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you r discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, s you know it altogether.
5 You t hem me in, behind and before,
and u lay your hand upon me.
6 v Such knowledge is w too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.

  1. Cross References
    Jeremiah 12:3
    But you, O Lord, know me; you see me, and test my heart toward you. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.
    Psalms 7:9
    Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous - you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!
    Psalms 17:3
    You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
    Psalms 44:21
    Would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart.
  2. Cross References
    2 Kings 19:27
    But I know your sitting down and your going out and coming in, and your raging against me.
    Lamentations 3:63
    Behold their sitting and their rising; I am the object of their taunts.
  3. Cross References
    Job 14:16
    For then you would number my steps; you would not keep watch over my sin.
    Job 31:4
    Does not he see my ways and number all my steps?
    Matthew 9:4
    But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?
    John 2:24 - 25
    But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people
  4. Cross References
    Hebrews 4:13
    And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
  5. Cross References
    Job 19:8
    He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness upon my paths.
  6. Cross References
    Job 9:33
    There is no arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both.
  7. Cross References
    Romans 11:33
    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
  8. Cross References
    Job 42:3
    Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
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