1 <<To the Overcomer, [even] to 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 bit while the wicked is against me.
2 I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, [even] from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned; [then] I spoke with my tongue,
4 LORD, make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it [is that] I may know how long I am to be of this world.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days [as] a handbreadth, and my age [is] as nothing before thee; verily every man that lives [is] altogether vanity. Selah.
6 Surely man walks in darkness; surely they are disquieted in vain; they heap up [riches] not knowing who shall gather them.
7 And now, Lord, what shall I wait for? My hope [is] in thee.
8 Deliver me from all my rebellions; do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth because thou didst [it].
10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
11 When thou with chastening dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his greatness to consume away like a moth; surely every man [is] vanity. Selah.
12 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 [were].
13 O spare me, that I may recover strength before I go from here and be no more.: