The heavens declare the glory of God *
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
One day telleth another *
and one night certifieth another.
There is neither speech nor language *
but their voices are heard among them.
Their sound is gone out into all lands *
and their words into the ends of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun *
which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again *
and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul *
the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart *
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever *
the judgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold *
sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy servant taught *
and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can tell how oft he offendeth *
O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me *
so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart *
be alway acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord *
my strength, and my redeemer.