The heavens declare the glory of God :
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork;
One day tells it to another :
and night to night communicates knowledge.
There is no speech or language :
nor are their voices heard;
Yet their sound has gone out through all the world :
and their words to the ends of the earth.
There he has pitched a tent for the sun :
which comes out as a bridegroom from his chamber,
and rejoices like a strong man to run his course.
Its rising is at one end of the heavens,
and its circuit to their farthest bound :
and nothing is hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul :
the command of the Lord is true, and makes wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart :
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and gives light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, and endures for ever :
the judgements of the Lord are unchanging, and righteous every one.
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold :
sweeter also than honey, than the honey that drips from the comb.
Moreover, by them is your servant taught :
and in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can know his own unwitting sins? :
O cleanse me from my secret faults.
Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins,
lest they get the mastery over me :
so I shall be clean, and innocent of great offence.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight :
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.