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Psalm 39 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I said, "I will watch my ways so that I do not sin with my tongue. I will bridle my mouth while wicked people are in my presence." 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 remained totally speechless. I kept silent, although it did me no good. While I was deep in thought, my pain grew worse. 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 My heart burned like a fire flaring up within me. Then I spoke with my tongue: 3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
4 "Teach me, O LORD, about the end of my life. Teach me about the number of days I have left so that I may know how temporary my life is. 4 "Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.
5 ndeed, you have made the length of my days [only] a few inches. My life span is nothing compared to yours. Certainly, everyone alive is like a whisper in the 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 Each person who walks around is like a shadow. They are busy for no reason. They accumulate riches without knowing who will get 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 am I waiting for? My hope is in you! 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Rescue me from all my rebellious acts. Do not disgrace me in front of godless fools. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I remained speechless. I did not open my mouth because you are the one who has done this. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove the sickness you laid upon me. My life is over because you struck me with your hand. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 ith stern warnings you discipline people for their crimes. Like a moth you eat away at what is dear to them. Certainly, everyone is like a whisper in the 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 Listen to my prayer, O LORD. Open your ear to my cry for help. Do not be deaf to my tears, for I am a foreign resident with you, a stranger 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 Look away from me so that I may smile again before I go away and am no more. 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."