Psalm 39
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

I Will Watch My Ways

1(38:1) For the end, a Song of David, to Idithun. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I set a guard on my mouth, while the sinner stood in my presence.

2(38:2) I was dumb, and humbled myself, and kept silence from good words; and my grief was renewed.

3(38:3) My heart grew hot within me, and a fire would kindle in my meditation: I spoke with my tongue,

4(38:4) O Lord, make me to know mine end, and the number of my days, what it is; that I may know what I lack.

5(38:5) Behold, thou hast made my days old; and my existence is as nothing before thee: nay, every man living is altogether vanity. Pause.

6(38:6) Surely man walks in a shadow; nay, he is disquieted in vain: he lays up treasures, and knows not for whom he shall gather them.

7(38:7) And now what is my expectation? is it not the Lord? and my ground of hope is with thee. Pause.

8(38:8) Deliver me from all my transgressions: thou hast made me a reproach to the foolish.

9(38:9) I was dumb, and opened not my mouth; for thou art he that made me.

10(38:10) Remove thy scourges from me: I have fainted by reason of the strength of thine hand.

11(38:11) Thou chastenest man with rebukes for iniquity, and thou makest his life to consume away like a spider's web; nay, every man is disquieted in vain. Pause.

12(38:12) O Lord, hearken to my prayer and my supplication: attend to my tears: be not silent, for I am a sojourner in the land, and a stranger, as all my fathers were.

13(38:13) Spare me, that I may be refreshed, before I depart, and be no more.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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