The Book of Psalms

Psalm 39

To the Overseer, to Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of David. I have said, 'I observe my ways, Against sinning with my tongue, I keep for my mouth a curb, while the wicked [is] before me.'

I was dumb [with] silence, I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited.

Hot [is] my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue.

'Cause me to know, O Jehovah, mine end, And the measure of my days -- what it [is],' I know how frail I [am].

Lo, handbreadths Thou hast made my days, And mine age [is] as nothing before Thee, Only, all vanity [is] every man set up. Selah.

Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, [in] vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.

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And, now, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope -- it [is] of Thee.

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From all my transgressions deliver me, A reproach of the fool make me not.

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I have been dumb, I open not my mouth, Because Thou -- Thou hast done [it].

Turn aside from off me Thy stroke, From the striving of Thy hand I have been consumed.

With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity [is] every man. Selah.

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Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, And [to] my cry give ear, Unto my tear be not silent, For a sojourner I [am] with Thee, A settler like all my fathers.

Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not!

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