Psalm 39:3-13 NIV

3 my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

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4 “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.

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5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.a

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    • · 39:5 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 11.
      6 “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.

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      7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.

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      8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.

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      9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.

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      10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.

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      11 When you rebuke and discipline anyone for their sin, you consume their wealth like a moth— surely everyone is but a breath.

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      12 “Hear my prayer, LORD, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors were.

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      13 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again before I depart and am no more.”

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