You t hem me in, behind and before,
and u lay your hand upon me.
v Such knowledge is w too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
x Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where y shall I flee from your presence?
z If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
a If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall b lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, c "Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,"
d even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness upon my paths.
There is no arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
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.
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.
But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.
If they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; if they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.
Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.
And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the vault of heaven.
There is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves.
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.