[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away.
You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, LORD.
You have encircled me; You have placed Your hand on me.
[This] extraordinary knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to [reach] it.
Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?
If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.
If I live at the eastern horizon [or] settle at the western limits,
even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will become night"--