Psalm 39
New Heart English Bible
1[For the Chief Musician. For Jeduthun. A Psalm by David.] I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I do not sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."

2I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.

3My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:

4"LORD, show me my end, what is the measure of my days. Let me know how frail I am.

5Look, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.

6"Surely a person goes about like a shadow. Surely he heaps up vain things of wealth, and doesn't know who shall gather them.

7And now, LORD, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.

8Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the taunt of fools.

9I was mute. I did not open my mouth, because you did it.

10Remove your scourge away from me. I am overcome by the blow of your hand.

11When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.

12"Hear my prayer, LORD, and give ear to my cry. Do not be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.

13Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go away, and exist no more."

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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