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Psalms 38

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 39



 For the Chief Musician, Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 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. 





 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred. 





 My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: [Then] spake I with my tongue: 





 Jehovah, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let me know how frail I am. 





 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 





 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. 





 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 foolish. 





 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 thy 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 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. 





 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more.  



Psalms 40




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