New Translation Psalms 39

Psalm 39  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
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1 To the chief musician, to Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
2 I said, I will keep my ways, from sinning with my tongue; I will keep a muzzle for my mouth, while the wicked one is before me.
3 I was dumb in silence, I held my peace from good, and my sorrow was stirred.
4 My heart glowed in my inwards; in my meditation the fire will burn: I spoke with my tongue,
5 Make me to know, O Jehovah, my end, and the measure of my days, what it is; let me know when I shall cease.
6 Behold, spans hast thou given my days, and my duration [is] as nothing before thee: only all vanity is every man established before thee. Selah.
7 Only in an image does a man walk; only a breath do they make a noise: he hoardeth, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
8 And now what wait I for, O Lord? My hope [is] in thee.
9 From all my transgressions deliver me; the reproach of the fool do not put me.
10 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth because thou didst [it].
11 Remove from me thy stroke; from the strife of thy hand I am consumed.
12 With chastisement for iniquity thou correctest man, and consumest like the moth what he desireth: only vanity is every man. Selah.
13 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and to my cry give ear; at my tears be not silent; for a stranger [am] I with thee, a sojourner like all my fathers.
14 Look away from me, and let me comfort myself before I go and am not.