Psalms 39

1For the Chief Musician, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, While the wicked is before me.
1) Ps 62:1 title; Ps 77:1 title; 1 Ch 16:41; 52:1. 2) Heb a bridle (or muzzle ) for my mouth
2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.
1) Or and had no comfort ; Heb away from good
3My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: Then spake I with my tongue: 4Jehovah, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let me know how frail I am. 5Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. [[Selah
1) Heb standing firm 2) Heb a breath
6Surely every man walketh in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted in vain: He heapeth up riches , and knoweth not who shall gather them.
1) Or as a shadow 2) Or for vanity

7And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee. 8Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it. 10Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.
1) Heb conflict
11When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. [[Selah
1) Or consumest like a moth his delights 2) Heb a breath
12Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; Hold not thy peace at my tears: For I am a stranger with thee, A sojourner, as all my fathers were. 13Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more.
1) Or look away from me 2) Heb brighten up

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