Psalm 39
Douay-Rheims Bible

I Will Watch My Ways

1{38:1}Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

2{38:3}I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things: and my sorrow was renewed.

3{38:4}My heart grew hot within me: and in my meditation a fire shall flame out.

4{38:5}I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is wanting to me.

5{38:6}Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

6{38:7}Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

7{38:8}And now what is my hope? is it not the Lord? and my substance is with thee.

8{38:9}Deliver thou me from all my iniquities: thou hast made me a reproach to the fool.

9{38:10}I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it.

10{38:11}Remove thy scourges from me. The strength of thy hand hath made me faint in rebukes:

11{38:12}Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.

12{38:13}Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication: give ear to my tears. Be no silent: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were.

13{38:14}O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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