Psalm 39 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the leader. Set in the style of Y'dutun. A psalm of David: I said, "I will watch how I behave, so that I won't sin with my tongue; I will put a muzzle on my mouth whenever the wicked confront 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 silent, said nothing, not even good; but my pain kept being stirred up. 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 My heart grew hot within me; whenever I thought of it, the fire burned. Then, [at last,] I let my tongue speak: 3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
4 "Make me grasp, ADONAI, what my end must be, what it means that my days are numbered; let me know what a transient creature 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 You have made my days like handbreadths; for you, the length of my life is like nothing." Yes, everyone, no matter how firmly he stands, is merely a puff of wind. (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 Humans go about like shadows; their turmoil is all for nothing. They accumulate wealth, not knowing who will enjoy its benefits. 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 Now, Adonai, what am I waiting for? You are my only hope. 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Rescue me from all my transgressions; don't make me the butt of fools. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I am silent, I keep my mouth shut, because it is you who have done it. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Stop raining blows on me; the pounding of your fist is wearing me down. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 With rebukes you discipline people for their guilt; like a moth, you destroy what makes them attractive; yes, everyone is merely a puff of wind. (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, ADONAI, listen to my cry, don't be deaf to my weeping; for with you, I am just a traveler passing through, like all my ancestors. 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 Turn your gaze from me, so I can smile again before I depart and cease to exist. 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."