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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 19

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For the leader. A psalm of David.

1 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, a‐ With Septuagint, Symmachus, and Vulgate; or “their sound is not heard.” whose sound goes unheard. ‐a With Septuagint, Symmachus, and Vulgate; or “their sound is not heard.” 5Their voice b Cf. Septuagint, Symmachus, and Vulgate; Arabic qawwah, “to shout.” carries throughout the earth, their words to the end of the world. He placed in them c Viz., the heavens. 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 d‐ Or “arrogant men”; cf. Ps. 119.51 . willful sins ‐d Or “arrogant men”; cf. Ps. 119.51 . 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 e for leb as a source of speech, see note to Eccl. 5.1 . be acceptable to You, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

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a‐a With Septuagint, Symmachus, and Vulgate; or “their sound is not heard.”

b Cf. Septuagint, Symmachus, and Vulgate; Arabic qawwah, “to shout.”

c Viz., the heavens.

d‐d Or “arrogant men”; cf. Ps. 119.51 .

e for leb as a source of speech, see note to Eccl. 5.1 .

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