I said, "I will 1guard my ways That I 2may not sin with my tongue ; I will guard3my mouth as with a muzzleWhile the wicked are in my presence."
I was 4muteaand silent, I brefrained even from good, And my csorrowgrewworse.
My 5heart was hotwithin me, While I was musing the fireburned ; Then I spoke with my tongue :
4"LORD, make me to know6my end And what is the extent of my days ; Let me knowhow7transient I am.
5"Behold, You have made8my days as handbreadths, And my 9lifetime as nothing in Your sight ; Surelyeverymandat his best is ea mere10breath. fSelah.
6"Surelyeveryman11walks about as ga phantom ; Surely they make an 12uproar for nothing ; He 13amasses riches and does not knowwho will gather them.
"And now, Lord, for what do I wait ? My 14hope is in You.
"15Deliver me from all my transgressions ; Make me not the 16reproach of the foolish.
"I have become17mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is 18You who have done it.
"19Remove Your plague from me; Because of 20the opposition of Your hand I am hperishing.
"With 21reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity ; You 22consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely23everyman is a merebreath. Selah.
"24Hear my prayer, O LORD, and giveear to my cry ; Do not be silent25at my tears ; For I am 26a stranger with You, A 27sojourner like all my fathers.
"28Turn Your gazeaway from me, that I may ismile again Before I depart and am nomore."