Psalm 39 New King James Version

Hope in the LORD

39 1  To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, "I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me." 2  I was mute with silence, I held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up. 3  My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue: 4  "Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. 5  Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah 6  Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does not know who will gather them.

7  "And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. 8  Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me the reproach of the foolish. 9  I was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because it was You who did it. 10  Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand. 11  When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a moth; Surely every man is vapor. Selah 12  "Hear my prayer, O Lord, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were. 13  Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and am no more."

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