Tehillim 39
1I said, I will be shomer over my ways, that I sin not with my leshon; I will be shomer over my mouth with a muzzle, while the rashah is before me. 2(3) I was dumb with silence, I held my peace for the sake of tov; and my distress grew severe. 3(4) My lev became hot within me; while I was musing the eish burned; then I spoke with my leshon, 4(5) Hashem, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my yamim, what it is; that I may have da'as of how chadel (fleeting, frail) I am. 5(6) Hinei, Thou hast made my yamim as a handbreadth, and mine lifespan is as nothing before Thee; verily kol adam stand as kol hevel (altogether vanity). Selah. 6(7) Surely every ish walketh in a tzel (shadow); surely they are in turmoil in vain; he heapeth up riches, and hath no da'as of who shall gather them. 7(8) And now, Adonoi, what do I wait for? My hope is in Thee. 8(9) Save me from all my peysha'im; make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9(10) I was silent, I opened not my mouth; because Atah (Thou) did it. 10(11) Remove Thy nega (stroke, scourge) away from me; I am consumed by the blow of Thine yad. 11(12) When Thou with rebukes dost correct man for avon (iniquity), Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely kol adam are hevel (vanity). Selah. 12(13) Hear my tefillah, Hashem, and give ear unto my cry; hold not Thy peace at my weeping; for I am a ger with Thee, and a sojourner, as were all my Avot. 13(14) O spare me from Thy frown, that I may recover strength, before I depart, v'eineni (and I be no more).[T.N. Animal sacrifices cannot take away sin; they are only a shadow of the korban nefesh of Moshiach. See Ps 40 and MJ chp 10; Isa 53:10.]
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