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Psalms 139:1

    Psalms 139:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O lord, you have searched me, and known me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> O Lord, you have knowledge of me, searching out all my secrets.

    Webster's Revision

    O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me .

    World English Bible

    Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 139:1

    O Lord, thou hast searched me - חקרתני chakartani; thou hast investigated me; thou hast thoroughly acquainted thyself with my whole soul and conduct.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 139:1

    O Lord, thou hast searched me - The word rendered searched, has a primary reference to searching the earth by boring or digging, as for water or metals. See Job 28:3. Then it means to search accurately or closely.

    And known me - As the result of that search, or that close investigation. Thou seest all that is in my heart. Nothing is, or can be, concealed from thee. It is with this deep consciousness that the psalm begins; and all that follows is but an expansion and application of this idea. It is of much advantage in suggesting right reflections on our own character, to have this full consciousness that God knows us altogether; that he sees all that there is in our heart; that he has been fully acquainted with our past life.