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Psalm 39 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I said, "I will guard my ways {that I may not sin} with my tongue. I will keep a muzzle over my mouth as long as [the] wicked [are] 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 mute [with] silence. I was silent [even] from [saying] good [things], and my pain was stirred up. 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 My heart grew hot inside me; in my sighing a fire burned. [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 "Let me know, O Yahweh, my end, and what is the measure of my days. Let me know how transient 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 Look, you have made my days [mere] handbreadths, and my lifespan as nothing next to you. Surely every person standing firm [is] complete 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 a man walks about as a [mere] {shadow}; surely in vain they bustle about. He heaps up [possessions] but does not know who [will] gather them [in]. 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, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is for you. 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 From all my transgressions deliver me; do not make me [the] taunt of [the] fool. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I am mute. I do not open my mouth, for you, yourself, have done [it]. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove from me your affliction. By the opposition of your hand I perish. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 [When] with rebukes you chastise a man for sin, you {consume} like a moth his delightful [things]. Surely everyone [is] a [mere] vapor. 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 Yahweh, and listen [to] my cry for help; do not be deaf to my tears. For I [am] an alien with you, a sojourner 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 that I may be cheerful, before I depart and I am no more. 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."