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Psalm 39 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked." 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 So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased; 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, 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 "Show me, LORD, my life's end and the number 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 mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. 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 around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. 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 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 When you rebuke and discipline people for their sins, you consume their wealth like a moth-- surely everyone is but a breath. 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, LORD, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors 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 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life 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."