Psalm 39 NAS/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 guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked 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 was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse. 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 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 "LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent 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 "Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight ; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. 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 walks about as a phantom ; Surely they make an uproar for nothing ; He amasses riches and does not know who will 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, for what do I wait ? My hope is in You. 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 have become mute, I do not open my mouth, 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 "Remove Your plague from me; Because of the opposition of Your hand I am perishing. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 "With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity ; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. 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 LORD, and give ear to my cry ; Do not be silent at my tears ; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers. 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 away from me, that I may smile again Before I depart and am no more." 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."