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Psalm 39 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Vanity of Life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:1 - For the choir director, for [fn]Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
I said, “I will guard my ways
That I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard 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]refrained even from good,
And my [fn]sorrow grew worse.
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, make me to 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 as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man [fn]at his best is [fn]a mere breath. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:6 - “Surely every man walks about as [fn]a phantom;
Surely they 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 - “Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Make me not the reproach of 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 reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity;
You consume as a moth what is precious to him;
Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:12 - “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry;
Do not be silent at my tears;
For I am a stranger with You,
A sojourner like all my fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:13 - “Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may [fn]smile again
Before I depart and am no more.”
NASB95 Footnotes
1 Chr 16:41
Literally: with silence
Literally: kept silence
Literally: pain
Literally: standing firm
Or, altogether vanity
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Literally: an image
Or, wasting away
Or, become cheerful

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