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Katie Jacob
Katie Jacob
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Psalm 19 (Inclusive Bible):  

The heavens herald your glory, O God, 
and the skies display your handiwork. 
Day after day they tell their story, 
and night after night they reveal
the depth of their understanding.  
Without speech, without words, 
without even an audible voice, 
their cry echoes through all the world, 
and their message reaches the ends of the earth. 
For in the heavens the sun has pitched a tent.  
It comes forth with the grandeur of a wedding procession, 
with the eagerness of an athlete ready to race.  
It rises at one end of the sky
and travels to the other end, 
and nothing escapes its warmth.  

Your law, YHWH, is perfect; 
it refreshes the soul. 
Your rule is to be trusted; 
it gives wisdom to the naïve.  
Your purposes, O God, are right; 
they gladden the heart.  
Your command is clear; 
it gives light to the eyes.  

Holding you in awe, YHWH, is purifying; 
it endures.  
Your decrees are steadfast, 
and all of them are just.  
They are more precious than gold, 
than the purest of gold, 
and sweeter than honey, 
than honey fresh from the comb.  
In them your faithful people find instruction; 
there is great reward in keeping them.  

But who can detect one’s own failings?
Forgive the misdeeds I don’t even know about!  
Keep your faithful one from presumption as well, 
so that my faults never control me.  
Then I will be blameless
and innocent of a grave error.  

May the words of my mouth
and the thoughts of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, YHWH, 
my rock and my redeemer!