Psalms 39:7-11

7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
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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Psalms 39:7-11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 39:7-11 In-Context

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.
6 “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 When you rebuke and discipline anyone for their sin, you consume their wealth like a moth— surely everyone is but a breath.
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.
13 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again before I depart and am no more.”

Cross References 14

  • 1. S Psalms 9:18; S Psalms 25:5; Psalms 38:15
  • 2. Psalms 6:4; Psalms 51:14; Psalms 51:9
  • 3. Psalms 32:1; Psalms 51:1; Isa 53:5,8,10; Psalms 44:13
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 28:37; Psalms 69:7; Psalms 79:4; Isaiah 43:28; Daniel 9:16
  • 5. S ver 2
  • 6. Psalms 38:13; Job 2:10
  • 7. Isaiah 38:15
  • 8. 2 Chronicles 21:14; Ezekiel 7:9; Ezekiel 24:16
  • 9. S Exodus 9:3; Job 9:34; Psalms 32:4
  • 10. S Deuteronomy 28:20; Isaiah 66:15; Ezekiel 5:15; 2 Peter 2:16
  • 11. Psalms 94:10; Isaiah 26:16
  • 12. Psalms 90:7
  • 13. S Job 13:28; S Isaiah 51:8; Luke 12:33; S James 5:2
  • 14. S Job 7:7