"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days;1 let me know how fleeting2 is my life.35
You have made my days4 a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath.5 "Selah"
Man is a mere phantom6 as he goes to and fro:7 He bustles about, but only in vain;8 he heaps up wealth,9 not knowing who will get it.107
"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.118
Save me12 from all my transgressions;13 do not make me the scorn14 of fools.
I was silent;15 I would not open my mouth,16 for you are the one who has done this.1710
Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow18 of your hand.1911
You rebuke20 and discipline21 men for their sin; you consume22 their wealth like a moth23-- each man is but a breath.24 "Selah"
"Hear my prayer, O LORD, listen to my cry for help;25 be not deaf26 to my weeping.27 For I dwell with you as an alien,28 a stranger,29 as all my fathers were.3013
Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."31