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Psalm 39 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 (38-1) <Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David.> (38-2) I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against 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 (38-3) I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things: and my sorrow was renewed. 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 (38-4) My heart grew hot within me: and in my meditation a fire shall flame out. 3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
4 (38-5) I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is wanting to me. 4 "Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.
5 (38-6) Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living. 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 (38-7) Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things. 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 (38-8) And now what is my hope? is it not the Lord? and my substance is with thee. 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 (38-9) Deliver thou me from all my iniquities: thou hast made me a reproach to the fool. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 (38-10) I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 (38-11) Remove thy scourges from me. The strength of thy hand hath made me faint in rebukes: 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 (38-12) Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted. 11 You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth-- each man is but a breath. "Selah"
12 (38-13) Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication: give ear to my tears. Be no silent: for I am a stranger with thee, and 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 (38-14) O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more. 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."