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Psalm 39

To the Chief Musician. Jeduthun. A Psalm of David
1 I said, I will take heed to my ways so that I do not sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle while the wicked are before me.
2 I was mute with silence; I kept still, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred up.
3 My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
4 O Jehovah, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, You have made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before You. Surely every man, even though standing tall, is total vanity. Selah.
6 Surely every man walks about like a shadow! Surely they are stirred up in vain. He heaps up the produce, and does not know who shall gather it.
7 And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish.
9 I was mute, I did not open my mouth; because You have done it.
10 Remove Your stroke away from me; I am destroyed by the blow of Your hand.
11 You correct a man for iniquity with rebukes, and you make his desires vanish away like a moth. Surely every man is vanity. Selah.
12 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear to my cry. Do not be silent at my tears; for I am a stranger with You, a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 Look away from me, that I may regain strength before I go away and be no more.
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