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Psalms 38

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 39


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.'


I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.


My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:


'Yahweh, make me to know my end, What is the measure of my days. Let me know how frail I am.


Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath.' Selah.


'Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather.


Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.


Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don't make me the reproach of the foolish.


I was mute, I didn't open my mouth, Because you did it.


Remove your scourge away from me. I am overcome by the blow of your hand.


When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath.' Selah.


'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 sojourner, as all my fathers were.


Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go away, and be no more.' Psalm 40 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Psalms 40




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