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Psalms 139:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For [there is] not a word in my tongue, [but], lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For [there is] not a word on my tongue, [but] lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For there is not yet a word on my tongue, [but] lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Surely there hath not been a word on my tongue, [but] behold! O Yahweh, thou hast observed it on every side.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And thou hast foreseen all my ways: for there is no speech in my tongue.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For [there is] not a worde in my tongue: [but] lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For there is no unrighteous word in my tongue: behold, O Lord, thou hast known all things,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For [there is] not a word in my tongue, [but], lo, O Yahweh, thou knowest it altogether.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
[there is] not x369
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
a word 4405
{4405} Prime
From H4448 (plural masculine as if from the second form); a word; collectively a discourse; figuratively a topic.
in my tongue, 3956
{3956} Prime
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
[but], lo, x2005
(2005) Complement
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
thou knowest 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
it altogether. x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 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.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
there is not:

Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these [things]? and [how long shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind?
Job 38:2 Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 42:3 Who [is] he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Job 42:6-8 Wherefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes. ... Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you [after your] folly, in that ye have not spoken of me [the thing which is] right, like my servant Job.
Zephaniah 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, [that] I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
Malachi 3:13-16 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken [so much] against thee? ... Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard [it], and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Matthew 12:35-37 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. ... For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.
James 3:2-10 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body. ... Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

thou knowest:

Psalms 50:19-21 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. ... These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
Jeremiah 29:23 Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and [am] a witness, saith the LORD.
Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ... Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
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Jb 8:2; 38:2; 42:3, 6. Ps 19:14; 50:19. Jr 29:23. Zp 1:12. Mal 3:13. Mt 12:35. He 4:12. Jm 1:26; 3:2.

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