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PSALM: Psalm 19

March 3, 2024

The commandment of the Lord gives light to the eyes. (Ps. 19:8)

 1The heavens declare the glo- | ry of God,
  and the sky proclaims its | maker’s handiwork.
 2One day tells its tale | to another,
  and one night imparts knowledge | to another.
 3Although they have no | words or language,
  and their voices | are not heard,
 4their sound has gone out into all lands, and their message to the ends | of the world,
  where God has pitched a tent | for the sun.
 5It comes forth like a bridegroom out | of his chamber;
  it rejoices like a champion to | run its course.
 6It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens and runs about to the end of | it again;
  nothing is hidden from its | burning heat. R
 7The teaching of the Lord is perfect and re- | vives the soul;
  the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to | the simple.
 8The statutes of the Lord are just and re- | joice the heart;
  the commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light | to the eyes.
 9The fear of the Lord is clean and en- | dures forever;
  the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous | altogether.
 10More to be desired are they than gold, more than | much fine gold,
  sweeter far than honey, than honey | in the comb. R
 11By them also is your ser- | vant enlightened,
  and in keeping them there is | great reward.
 12Who can detect one’s | own offenses?
  Cleanse me from my | secret faults.
 13Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not get dominion | over me;
  then shall I be whole and sound, and innocent of a | great offense.
 14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable | in your sight,
  O Lord, my strength and | my redeemer.

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