To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.
|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.||
(39:1-13) "I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not....."
I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake
I with my tongue,||
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is:
that I may know how frail I am.||
Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as
nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in
vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.||
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.||
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.||
Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.||
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.||
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my
tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers
O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no
(39:13) "Before I go hence, and be no more."|
Is death final?