Parallel Bible results for Psalm 39

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Psalm 39

BBE 1 <To the chief music-maker. Of Jeduthun. A Psalm. Of David.> I said, I will give attention to my ways, so that my tongue may do no wrong; I will keep my mouth under control, while the sinner is before me. NIV 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." BBE 2 I made no sound, I said no word, even of good; and I was moved with sorrow. NIV 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased. BBE 3 My heart was burning in my breast; while I was deep in thought the fire was lighted; then I said with my tongue, NIV 3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: BBE 4 Lord, give me knowledge of my end, and of the measure of my days, so that I may see how feeble I am. NIV 4 "Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. BBE 5 You have made my days no longer than a hand's measure; and my years are nothing in your eyes; truly, every man is but a breath. (Selah.) NIV 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" BBE 6 Truly, every man goes on his way like an image; he is troubled for no purpose: he makes a great store of wealth, and has no knowledge of who will get it. NIV 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. BBE 7 And now, Lord, what am I waiting for? my hope is in you. NIV 7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. BBE 8 Make me free from all my sins; do not let me be shamed by the man of evil behaviour. NIV 8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools. BBE 9 I was quiet, and kept my mouth shut; because you had done it. NIV 9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this. BBE 10 No longer let your hand be hard on me; I am wasted by the blows of your hand. NIV 10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand. BBE 11 By the weight of your wrath against man's sin, the glory of his form is wasted away; truly every man is but a breath. (Selah.) NIV 11 You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth-- each man is but a breath. "Selah" BBE 12 Let my prayer come to your ears, O Lord, and give attention to my cry, make an answer to my weeping: for my time here is short before you, and in a little time I will be gone, like all my fathers. NIV 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. BBE 13 Let your wrath be turned away from me, so that I may be comforted, before I go away from here, and become nothing. NIV 13 Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."