Psalm 139 Bible Study


Psalm 139 Outline


– David knew that God searched him (Psalm 139:1-4)

– God has been on every side of David (Psalm 139:5-6)

– David described God’s omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10)

– David knew God will be there with him even in darkness (Psalm 139:11-12)

– David knew that God had known him before birth (Psalm 139:13-16)

– God has great wisdom (Psalm 139:17-18)

– David prayed for God to punish his enemies (Psalm 139:19-22)

– David prayed for God to search his heart and examine him (Psalm 139:23-24)



Psalm 139 Summary


In Psalm 139:1-4, David knew that God searched him and knew him. God knows everything. He knew when David sit and rise. He knew when he go out and lie down. He is familiar with all of David’s ways. Before David speaks a word, God already know what he is going to speak.


In Psalm 139:5-6, God has been on every side of David and protected him from his enemies whenever David face problems.


In Psalm 139:7-10, David described God’s omnipresence by saying he cannot escape from his Spirit or flee from his presence. God is there wherever he is, guiding and holding him fast with his right hand.


In Psalm 139:11-12, although darkness will hide him, God will still be there with him to protect him.


In Psalm 139:13-16, David knew that God had known him since he was in his mother’s womb. David described God knitting David in his mother’s womb. God already knew what will happen in David’s lives before David was born.

In Psalm 139:17-18, God has so much wisdom and thoughts that they could not be counted.


In Psalm 139:19-22, David prayed that God will punish his enemies.


In Psalm 139:23-24, David prayed for God to search his heart and examine him if there is anything in his thoughts, feelings and actions that have offended him so that he can gain eternal life.



Psalm 139 Bible Study


1. God is omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotent

God is omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotent. He knew everything. He is everywhere. He is almighty and nothing is impossible for him. In Psalm 147:5, Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. In Isaiah 40:28,  Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. In Jeremiah 1:5,  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. In1 John 3:20, for if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.


In Proverbs 15:3, the eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. In Colossians 1:17, and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. In Job 34:21, for his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. In Luke 1:37, for with God nothing shall be impossible.