2 39:1To the chief Musician, 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 bridle, while the wicked is before me.
3 39:2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
4 39:3My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then I spoke with my tongue.
5 39:4LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
6 39:5Behold, thou hast made my days as a hand-breadth; and my age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
7 39:6Surely every man walketh in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
8 39:7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
9 39:8Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
10 39:9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
11 39:10Remove thy stroke away from me; I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.
12 39:11When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
13 39:12Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
14 39:13O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.