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Psalm 39 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the Overseer, to Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of David. I have said, `I observe my ways, Against sinning with my tongue, I keep for my mouth a curb, while the wicked [is] 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 dumb [with] silence, I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited. 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 Hot [is] my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue. 3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
4 `Cause me to know, O Jehovah, mine end, And the measure of my days -- what it [is],' I 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 Lo, handbreadths Thou hast made my days, And mine age [is] as nothing before Thee, Only, all vanity [is] every man set up. 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 Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, [in] vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth 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, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope -- it [is] of Thee. 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 From all my transgressions deliver me, A reproach of the fool make me not. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I have been dumb, I open not my mouth, Because Thou -- Thou hast done [it]. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Turn aside from off me Thy stroke, From the striving of Thy hand I have been consumed. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity [is] every man. 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 Jehovah, And [to] my cry give ear, Unto my tear be not silent, For a sojourner I [am] with Thee, A settler 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 Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not! 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."