Tehilim Chapter 39

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1. To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.
2. I said, I will take heed to my ways, so that I should not sin with my tongue; I will muzzle my mouth, while the wicked man is before me.
3. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, had no comfort, and my pain was stirred up.
4. My heart was hot within me; while I was musing the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue,
5. Lord, let me know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
6. Behold, you have made my days like handbreadths; and my age is nothing before you; truly every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
7. Surely every man walks in a vain show; surely they are disquieted in vain; he heaps up riches, and does not know who shall gather them.
8. And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
9. Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of the villain.
10. I am dumb, I do not open my mouth; because it is you who did it.
11. Remove your stroke away from me; I am consumed by the blow of your hand.
12. When you, with rebukes, chastise man for iniquity, you make his beauty consume away like a moth; surely every man is vanity. Selah.
13. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; do not keep silence at my tears; for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner, like all my fathers were.
14. Look away from me, that I may recover brightness, before I depart and be no more.