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Psalm 39 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Futility of Life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:1 - For the music director, for [fn]Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
I said, “I will keep watch over my ways
So that I do not sin with my tongue;
I will keep watch over my mouth as with a muzzle
While the wicked are in my presence.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:2 - I was mute [fn]and silent,
I [fn]refused to say even something good,
And my pain was stirred up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:3 - My heart was hot within me,
While I was musing the fire burned;
Then I spoke with my tongue:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:4 - “LORD, let me know my end,
And what is the extent of my days;
Let me know how transient I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:5 - “Behold, You have made my days like [fn]hand widths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Certainly all mankind standing is [fn]a mere breath. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:6 - “Certainly every person walks around as [fn]a fleeting shadow;
They certainly make an uproar for nothing;
He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:7 - “And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:8 - “Save me from all my wrongdoings;
Do not make me an object of reproach for the foolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:9 - “I have become mute, I do not open my mouth,
Because it is You who have done it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:10 - “Remove Your plague from me;
Because of the opposition of Your hand I am [fn]perishing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:11 - “With rebukes You punish a person for wrongdoing;
You consume like a moth what is precious to him;
Certainly all mankind is mere breath! Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:12 - “Hear my prayer, LORD, and listen to my cry for help;
Do not be silent to my tears;
For I am a stranger with You,
One who lives abroad, like all my fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:13 - “Turn Your eyes away from me, that I may become cheerful again
Before I depart and am no more.”
NASB20 Footnotes
1 Chr 16:41
Lit with silence
Lit was silent from good
I.e., short
Or altogether breath
Lit an image
Or wasting away

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