For the music director, a psalm of David.
139:2 You know when I sit down and when I get up;
even from far away you understand my motives.
you are aware of everything I do. 4
and the night is as bright as 6 day;
darkness and light are the same to you. 7
2 tn The statement is understood as generalizing – the psalmist describes what God typically does.
3 tn Heb “my traveling and my lying down you measure.” The verb זָרָה (zarah, “to measure”) is probably here a denominative from זָרָת (zarat, “a span; a measure”), though some derive it from זָרָה (zarat, “to winnow; to sift”; see BDB 279-80 s.v. זָרָה).
4 tn Heb “all my ways.”
5 tn The words “to see” are supplied in the translation for clarification and for stylistic reasons.
6 tn Heb “shines like.”
7 tn Heb “like darkness, like light.”