O LORD, you have searched me and
you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from
afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar
with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it
completely, O LORD. You hem me in--behind and before; you have
laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for
too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the
depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if
I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide
me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, "Surely the
darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even
the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the
day, for darkness is as light to you.