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Psalm 39 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I said, "I will guard my ways so that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle 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 speechless and quiet; I kept silent, even from [speaking] good, and my pain intensified. 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, a fire burned. 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, reveal to me the end of my life and the number of my days. Let me know how transitory 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 You, indeed, have made my days short in length, and my life span as nothing in Your sight. Yes, every mortal man is only a 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 Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get 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 "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 taunt of fools. 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done. 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove Your torment from me; I fade away because of the force of Your hand. 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 You discipline a man with punishment for sin, consuming like a moth what is precious to him; every man is a mere 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, Lord, and listen to my cry for help; do not be silent at my tears. For I am a foreigner residing with You, a sojourner 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 Turn Your angry gaze from me so that I may be cheered up before I die and am gone." 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."