Psalms 39
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Psalms 39

39
Life Is Short
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
1I said, “I will be careful how I act
and will not sin by what I say.
I will be careful what I say
around wicked people.”
2So I kept very quiet.
I didn’t even say anything good,
but I became even more upset.
3I became very angry inside,
and as I thought about it, my anger burned.
So I spoke:
4“Lord, tell me when the end will come
and how long I will live.
Let me know how long I have.
5You have given me only a short life;
my lifetime is like nothing to you.
Everyone’s life is only a breath.Selah
6People are like shadows moving about.
All their work is for nothing;
they collect things but don’t know who will get them.
7“So, Lord, what hope do I have?
You are my hope.
8Save me from all my sins.
Don’t let wicked fools make fun of me.
9I am quiet; I do not open my mouth,
because you are the one who has done this.
10Quit punishing me;
your beating is about to kill me.
11You correct and punish people for their sins;
like a moth, you destroy what they love.
Everyone’s life is only a breath.Selah
12“Lord, hear my prayer,
and listen to my cry.
Do not ignore my tears.
I am like a visitor with you.
Like my ancestors, I’m only here a short time.
13Leave me alone so I can be happy
before I leave and am no more.”

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