> I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."
39:2 I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.
39:3 My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:
39:4 "Yahweh, show me my end, what is the measure of my days. Let me know how frail I am.
39:5 Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.
39:6 "Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather.
39:7 Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.
39:8 Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don't make me the reproach of the foolish.
39:9 I was mute. I didn't open my mouth, because you did it.
39:10 Remove your scourge away from me. I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
39:11 When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
39:12 "Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry. Don't be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.
39:13 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go away, and exist no more."
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