Psalm 39 World English Bible

Hope in the LORD

39 1  I said, “I will watch my ways, so that I don’t sin with my tongue.
I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.” 2  I was mute with silence.
I held my peace, even from good.
My sorrow was stirred. 3  My heart was hot within me.
While I meditated, the fire burned:
I spoke with my tongue: 4  “Yahweh, show me my end,
what is the measure of my days.
Let me know how frail I am. 5  Behold, you have made my days handbreadths.
My lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely every man stands as a breath.” Selah. 6  “Surely every man walks like a shadow.
Surely they busy themselves in vain.
He heaps up, and doesn’t know who shall gather.

7  Now, Lord, what do I wait for?
My hope is in you. 8  Deliver me from all my transgressions.
Don’t make me the reproach of the foolish. 9  I was mute.
I didn’t open my mouth,
because you did it. 10  Remove your scourge away from me.
I am overcome by the blow of your hand. 11  When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity,
You consume his wealth like a moth.
Surely every man is but a breath.” Selah. 12  “Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry.
Don’t be silent at my tears.
For I am a stranger with you,
a foreigner, as all my fathers were. 13  Oh spare me, that I may recover strength,
before I go away, and exist no more.”


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