Psalm 39:1-6 NIV

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 I said, "I will watch my ways1 and keep my tongue from sin;2 I will put a muzzle on my mouth3 as long as the wicked are in my presence."

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2 But when I was silent4 and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish5 increased.

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3 My heart grew hot6 within me, and as I meditated,7 the fire8 burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

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4 "Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days;9 let me know how fleeting10 is my life.11

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5 You have made my days12 a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath.13 "Selah"

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6 Man is a mere phantom14 as he goes to and fro:15 He bustles about, but only in vain;16 he heaps up wealth,17 not knowing who will get it.18

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