Psalm 39 DBY

1 {To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.} I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked is before me.

References for Psalms 39:1

    • a 39:1 - See Ps. 62.
      2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
      3 My heart burned within me; the fire was kindled in my musing: I spoke with my tongue,
      4 Make me to know, Jehovah, mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: I shall know how frail I am.
      5 Behold, thou hast made my days [as] hand-breadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before thee; verily, every man, [even] the high placed, is altogether vanity. Selah.

      References for Psalms 39:5

        • b 39:5 - Or 'who standeth.'
          6 Verily, man walketh in a vain show; verily they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.

          References for Psalms 39:6

            • c 39:6 - Lit. 'in an image (shadow).'
            • d 39:6 - Or 'for vanity,' as vers. 5,11: Job. 7.16.
              7 And now, what wait I for, Lord? my hope is in thee.
              8 Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish.
              9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; for *thou* hast done [it].
              10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.
              11 When thou with rebukes dost correct a man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely, every man is vanity. Selah.

              References for Psalms 39:11

                  12 Hear my prayer, Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; be not silent at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, a sojourner, like all my fathers.
                  13 Look away from me, and let me recover strength, before I go hence and be no more.

                  References for Psalms 39:13

                    • f 39:13 - Or 'brighten up,' as Job 9.27; 10.20.