Psalm 39:1-13 NIV84

Psalm 39:1-13 NIV84 [1] I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence." [2] But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased. [3] My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: [4] "Show me, O Lord, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. [5] You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath. Selah [6] Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it. [7] "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. [8] Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools. [9] I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this. [10] Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow of your hand. [11] You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth---each man is but a breath. Selah [12] "Hear my prayer, O Lord, listen to my cry for help; be not deaf to my weeping. For I dwell with you as an alien, a stranger, as all my fathers were. [13] Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."

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