American Standard Version
Psalms, Chapter 39

   1: 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.
   2: I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.
   3: My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: [Then] spake I with my tongue:
   4: Jehovah, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let me know how frail I am.
   5: Behold, thou hast made my days [as] handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah
   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.
   7: And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.
   8: Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
   9: I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it.
   10: Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.
   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
   12: Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; Hold not thy peace at my tears: For I am a stranger with thee, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
   13: Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more.

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