1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.» TheHe reproaches man for his ingratitude, seeing the heavens, which are dumb creatures, set forth God's glory.heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 The continual success of the day and night is sufficient to declare God's power and goodness.Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 [There is] no speech norThe heavens are a schoolmaster to all nations, no matter how barbarous.language, [where] their voice is not heard.
4 TheirThe heavens are as a line of great capital letters to show God's glory to us.line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which [is] as a bridegroom coming out of hisOr vail. The custom was that the bride and bridegroom would stand under a vail together, and after come forward with great solemnity and rejoicing of the assembly.chamber, [and] rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going out is from the ende of the heauen, and his compasse is vnto the endes of ye same, and none is hid from the heate thereof.
7 TheThough the creatures cannot serve, yet this should be sufficient to lead us to him.law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lorde are right and reioyce the heart: the commandement of the Lord is pure, and giueth light vnto the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD [is] clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [are]So that all man's inventions and intentions are lies.true [and] righteousEveryone without exception.altogether.
10 More to beUnless God's word is esteemed above all worldly things, it is contemned.desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] greatFor God accepts our endeavour though it is far from perfect.reward.
12 Who can understand [his]Then there is no reward of duty, but of grace: for where sin is, there death is the reward.errors? cleanse thou me from secret [faults].
13 Keep back thy servant also fromWhich are done purposely and from malice.presumptuous [sins]; let them not have dominion over me:If you suppress my wicked affections by your Holy Spirit.then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and theThat I may obey you in thought, word and deed.meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.