1 The heavens declare the glory of God,*
and the firmament shows his handiwork.
2 One day speaks to another,*
and one night gives knowledge to another.
3 There is neither speech nor language,*
and their voices are not heard;
4 But their sound has gone out into all lands*
and their words to the ends of the world.
5 In them he has set a tent for the sun,*
which comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run his course.
6 It goes forth from the uttermost part of the heavens, and runs about to the end of it again,*
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;*
the testimony of the Lord is sure, and gives wisdom to the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart;*
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and gives light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endures for ever;*
the judgments 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, than the drippings from the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant taught,*
and in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how often he offends?*
O cleanse me from my secret faults.
13 Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me;*
so shall I be undefiled, and innocent of great offense.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in your sight,*
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
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