39:2 \39:1\To the chief Musician, even to 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.
39:3 \39:2\I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
39:4 \39:3\My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then I spoke with my tongue.
39:5 \39:4\LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
39:6 \39:5\Behold, thou hast made my days as a hand-breadth; and my age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
39:7 \39:6\Surely every man walketh in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
39:8 \39:7\And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
39:9 \39:8\Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
39:10 \39:9\I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
39:11 \39:10\Remove thy stroke away from me; I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.
39:12 \39:11\When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
39:13 \39:12\Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
39:14 \39:13\O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
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