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Psalm 39 NRS/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 on my mouth as long as 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 silent and still; I held my peace to no avail; my distress grew worse, 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 my heart became hot within me. While I mused, 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, let me know my end, and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting 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 You have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing in your sight. Surely everyone stands as 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 everyone goes about like a shadow. Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; they heap up, and do not know who will gather. 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, 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 scorn of the fool. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I am silent; I do not open my mouth, for 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 stroke from me; I am worn down by the blows of your hand. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 "You chastise mortals in punishment for sin, consuming like a moth what is dear to them; surely everyone 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 hold your peace at my tears. For I am your passing guest, an alien, like all my forebears. 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."