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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