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Psalm 39 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 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. 1 I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence."
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred. 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: [Then] spake I with my tongue: 3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
4 Jehovah, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let me know how frail I am. 4 "Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days [as] handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. [Selah 5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath. "Selah"
6 Surely every man walketh in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted in vain: He heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them. 6 Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.
7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee. 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thy hand. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. [Selah 11 You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth-- each man is but a breath. "Selah"
12 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; Hold not thy peace at my tears: For I am a stranger with thee, A sojourner, as all my fathers were. 12 "Hear my prayer, O LORD, listen to my cry for help; be not deaf to my weeping. For I dwell with you as an alien, a stranger, as all my fathers were.
13 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more. 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."