Psalms 39:1

Overview - Psalms 39
David's care of this thoughts.
The consideration of the brevity and vanity of life;
the reverence of God's judgments,
10 and prayer, are his bridles of impatience.
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Psalms 39:1  (King James Version)
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

M. 2970. B.C. 1034. (Title.) Jeduthun.
Jeduthun, probably the same as Ethan, 1 ; Ch 6:44 was one of the sons of Merari, and is supposed to have been one the four masters of music, or leaders of bands, belonging to the temple service. It is therefore probable that David, having composed this Psalm, gave it to Jeduthun and his company to sing; and it is very likely, that it was written on the same occasion as the preceding.
62:1 77:1 *titles
1 Chronicles 16:41 ; 25:1-6

I said
119:9 1 Kings 2:4 ; 2 Kings 10:31 ; Proverbs 4:26 Proverbs 4:27 ; Hebrews 2:1

that I
12:4 Psalms 73:8 Psalms 73:9 141:3 Proverbs 18:21 ; 21:23

my mouth, etc
Hebrew a bridle, or muzzle, for my mouth.
James 1:26 ; 3:2-8

Amos 5:13 ; Micah 7:5 Micah 7:6 ; Colossians 4:5