Psalm 39
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1TO THE OVERSEER. FOR JEDUTHUN. A PSALM OF DAVID. I have said, “I observe my ways, || Against sinning with my tongue, || I keep a curb for my mouth, || While the wicked [is] before me.”

2I was mute [with] silence, || I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited.

3My heart [is] hot within me, || In my meditating the fire burns, || I have spoken with my tongue.

4“Cause me to know, O YHWH, my end, || And the measure of my days—what it [is],” || I know how frail I [am].

5Behold, You have made my days handbreadths, || And my age [is] as nothing before You, || Only, every man set up [is] all vanity. Selah.

6Only, each habitually walks in an image, || Only, [in] vain, they are disquieted, || He heaps up and does not know who gathers them.

7And now, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope—it [is] of You.

8Deliver me from all my transgressions, || Do not make me a reproach of the fool.

9I have been mute, I do not open my mouth, || Because You have done [it].

10Turn aside Your stroke from off me, || From the striving of Your hand I have been consumed.

11With reproofs against iniquity, || You have corrected man, || And dissolve his desirableness as a moth, || Only, every man [is] vanity. Selah.

12Hear my prayer, O YHWH, || And give ear [to] my cry, || Do not be silent to my tear, || For I [am] a sojourner with You, || A settler like all my fathers.

13Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not!

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Psalm 38
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