1 O LORD, You have searched me and You know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in — behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, [a] You are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," 12 even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.