Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1I have said that I would keep my way and that I would not sin with my tongue. I shall keep my mouth from evil because of the wicked who are before me.
2I was dumb, I was sorrowful and grieved for what is good and my sorrow was agitated.
3My heart is hot within me and fire is renewed in my body; I meditated with my tongue.
4Show me, Lord Jehovah, my end, and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know why I remain.
5Behold, you have given me my days by a measure, and my delay is as nothing before you, because all the children of men abide as a vapor.
6Because a man walks in an image and he fades away like a vapor; he lays down treasures and does not know for whom he gathered them.
7Therefore, what is my hope, if not you alone, Lord Jehovah?
8And save me from all my crimes and do not make me a reproach to the evil.
9I am dumb, and I did not open my mouth, because you have done it.
10Remove your scourges from me and the blows of your hands.
11I am wasted by rebuke for the sake of my sins. You have chastened man, and you have put away his desires like stubble and all the children of men are like a vapor.
12Hear my prayer and my request, Lord Jehovah, and give heed to my tears and do not be silent, because I am an inhabitant with you and a Pilgrim, like all my fathers.
13Save me, and I shall rest, lest I depart and I shall be no more.