1 The heavens are declaring the glory of God,
and their expanse shows the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech,
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor are there words—
their voice is not heard—
4 yet their message goes out into all the world,
and their words to the ends of the earth.
He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens,note
5 which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race.
6 Its circuit is from one end of the sky to the other,
and nothing is hidden from its heat.
God’s Revelation in the Law
7 The Law of the LORD is perfect,
The testimony of the LORD is steadfast,
making foolish people wise.
8 The precepts of the LORD are upright,
making the heart rejoice.
The commandment of the LORD is pure,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean,
The judgments of the LORD are true;
they are altogether righteous.
10 They are more desirable than gold,
even much fine gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even the drippings from a honeycomb.
11 Moreover your servant is warned by them;
and there is great reward in keeping them.
12 Who can detect his own mistake?
Cleanse me from hidden sin.
13 Preserve your servant from arrogant people;
do not let them rule over me.
Then I will be upright
and acquitted of great wickedness.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
be acceptable in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.