|17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!|
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
|詩 Psalm 139:17-18a 神啊，祢的意念向我何等寶貴，其數何等眾多！我若數點，比海沙更多。 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand.|
|This paragraph follows the one yesterday, together they form the complete Psalm 139. You are recommended to read the whole psalm together.|
God is so omniscient and omnipresent that He has searched me and known me. Instead of fleeing from His presence, which is impossible, the psalmist David understands how precious are God's thoughts, and how great is the sum of them. Being in God's presence necessitates loving what God loves, and hating what God hates. Lastly, the psalmist asked God to reveal if he still harbors any secret faults, in order to walk well in the way everlasting. Praise God, His thoughts toward us are thoughts of peace and not of evil; praise God, He let the mind be in us which was also in Christ Jesus, and let us see the world through the eyes of Him; praise God, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness; praise God, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and He leads us in the way everlasting!