Psalm 39 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, "I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While 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 held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up. 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 measure of my days, That I may 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 Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. 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 like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up 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, what do I wait for? 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; Do not make me the reproach of the foolish. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because it was You who did 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; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a moth; Surely every man is 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 Lord, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, 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 Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, 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."