The Hebrew Bible

19 For the leader. A psalm of David.

2The heavens declare the glory of God,

the sky proclaims His handiwork.

3Day to day makes utterance,

night to night speaks out.

4There is no utterance,

there are no words,

whose sound goes unheard.

5Their voice carries throughout the earth,

their words to the end of the world.

He placed in them a tent for the sun,

6who is like a groom coming forth from the chamber,

like a hero, eager to run his course.

7His rising-place is at one end of heaven,

and his circuit reaches the other;

nothing escapes his heat.

8The teaching of the Lord is perfect,

renewing life;

the decrees of the Lord are enduring,

making the simple wise;

9The precepts of the Lord are just,

rejoicing the heart;

the instruction of the Lord is lucid,

making the eyes light up.

10The fear of the Lord is pure,

abiding forever;

the judgments of the Lord are true,

righteous altogether,

11more desirable than gold,

than much fine gold;

sweeter than honey,

than drippings of the comb.

12Your servant pays them heed;

in obeying them there is much reward.

13Who can be aware of errors?

Clear me of unperceived guilt,

14and from willful sins keep Your servant;

let them not dominate me;

then shall I be blameless

and clear of grave offense.

15May the words of my mouth

and the prayer of my heart

be acceptable to You,

O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Tanakh, The Holy Scriptures, (Philadelphia, Jerusalem- Jewish Publication Society) 1985.