Ps 139:2
139:2 Thou knowest my {a} downsitting and mine uprising, thou
      understandest my thought afar off.

      (a) He confesses that neither our actions, thoughts or any
          part of our life can be hid from God, though he seems
          to be far off.

Ps 139:3
139:3 Thou {b} compassest my path and my lying down, and art
      acquainted [with] all my ways.

      (b) So that they are evidently known to you.

Ps 139:4
139:4 For [there is] not a word in my {c} tongue, [but], lo, O
      LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

      (c) You know my meaning before I speak.

Ps 139:5
139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine {d}
      hand upon me.

      (d) You so guide me with your hand, that I can turn no
          way, but where you appoint me.

Ps 139:7
139:7 Whither shall I go from thy {e} spirit?  or whither shall
      I flee from thy presence?

      (e) From your power and knowledge?

Ps 139:10
139:10 Even there shall thy hand {f} lead me, and thy right hand
       shall hold me.

       (f) Your power holds me so fast that there is no way I
           can escape from you.

Ps 139:11
139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the
       night shall be {g} light about me.

       (g) Though darkness is a hinderance to man's sight, yet
           is serves your eyes as well as the light.

Ps 139:13
139:13 For thou hast {h} possessed my reins: thou hast covered
       me in my mother's womb.

       (h) You have made me in all parts and therefore must know

Ps 139:14
139:14 I will praise thee; for I am {i} fearfully [and]
       wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that]
       my soul knoweth right well.

       (i) Considering your wonderful work in forming me, I
           cannot but praise you and fear your mighty power.

Ps 139:15
139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in
       secret, [and] curiously wrought {k} in the lowest parts
       of the earth.

       (k) That is, in my mother's womb: which he compares to
           the inward parts of the earth.

Ps 139:16
139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; {l}
       and in thy book all [my members] were written, [which] in
       continuance were fashioned, when [as yet there was] none
       of them.

       (l) Seeing that you knew me before I was composed of
           either flesh or bone, much more now must you know me
           when you have fashioned me.

Ps 139:17
139:17 How {m} precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
       how great is the sum of them!

       (m) How should we esteem the excellent declaration of
           your wisdom in the creation of man?

Ps 139:18
139:18 [If] I should count them, they are more in number than
       the sand: when I awake, {n} I am still with thee.

       (n) I continually see new opportunity to meditate in your
           wisdom, and to praise you.

Ps 139:21
139:21 Do not I {o} hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am
       not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

       (o) He teaches us boldly to contemn all the hatred of the
           wicked and friendship of the world, when they would
           prevent us from serving God sincerely.

Ps 139:24
139:24 And see if [there be any] {p} wicked way in me, and lead
       me in the {q} way everlasting.

       (p) Or any heinous or rebellious way: meaning that though
           he was subject to sin, yet he was not given to
           wickedness, and to provoke God by rebellion.
       (q) That is, continue your favour toward me to the end.