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Psalm 39 (WEBP)

[1] I said, “I will watch my ways, so that I don’t sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.”
[2] I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.
[3] My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned. I spoke with my tongue:
[4] “Yahweh, show me my end, what is the measure of my days. Let me know how frail I am.
[5] Behold, you have made my days hand widths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath.” Selah.
[6] “Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn’t know who shall gather.
[7] Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.
[8] Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don’t make me the reproach of the foolish.
[9] I was mute. I didn’t open my mouth, because you did it.
[10] Remove your scourge away from me. I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
[11] When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, you consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath.” Selah.
[12] “Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry. Don’t be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.
[13] Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go away and exist no more.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 39 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician H5329 (8764), [even] to Jeduthun H3038, A Psalm H4210 of David H1732.» I said H559 (8804), I will take heed H8104 (8799) to my ways H1870, that I sin H2398 (8800) not with my tongue H3956: I will keep H8104 (8799) my mouth H6310 with a bridle H4269, while the wicked H7563 is before me.
[2] I was dumb H481 (8738) with silence H1747, I held my peace H2814 (8689), [even] from good H2896; and my sorrow H3511 was stirred H5916 (8738).
[3] My heart H3820 was hot H2552 (8804) within H7130 me, while I was musing H1901 the fire H784 burned H1197 (8799): [then] H227 spake H1696 (8765) I with my tongue H3956,
[4] LORD H3068, make me to know H3045 (8685) mine end H7093, and the measure H4060 of my days H3117, what it [is; that] I may know H3045 (8799) how frail H2310 I [am].
[5] Behold, thou hast made H5414 (8804) my days H3117 [as] an handbreadth H2947; and mine age H2465 [is] as nothing before thee: verily every H3605 man H120 at his best state H5324 (8737) [is] altogether H3605 vanity H1892. Selah H5542.
[6] Surely every man H376 walketh H1980 (8691) in a vain shew H6754: surely they are disquieted H1993 (8799) in vain H1892: he heapeth up H6651 (8799) [riches], and knoweth H3045 (8799) not who shall gather H622 (8802) them.
[7] And now, Lord H136, what wait H6960 (8765) I for? my hope H8431 [is] in thee.
[8] Deliver H5337 (8685) me from all my transgressions H6588: make H7760 (8799) me not the reproach H2781 of the foolish H5036.
[9] I was dumb H481 (8738), I opened H6605 (8799) not my mouth H6310; because thou didst H6213 (8804) [it].
[10] Remove H5493 thy stroke H5061 away H5493 (8685) from me: I am consumed H3615 (8804) by the blow H8409 of thine hand H3027.
[11] When thou with rebukes H8433 dost correct H3256 (8765) man H376 for iniquity H5771, thou makest his beauty H2530 (8803) to consume away H4529 (8686) like a moth H6211: surely every man H120 [is] vanity H1892. Selah H5542.
[12] Hear H8085 (8798) my prayer H8605, O LORD H3068, and give ear H238 (8685) unto my cry H7775; hold not thy peace H2790 (8799) at my tears H1832: for I [am] a stranger H1616 with thee, [and] a sojourner H8453, as all my fathers H1 [were].
[13] O spare H8159 (8685) me, that I may recover strength H1082 (8686), before I go hence H3212 (8799), and be no more.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 39 (YLT)

[1] I have said, ‘I observe my ways, Against sinning with my tongue, I keep for my mouth a curb, while the wicked is before me.’
[2] I was dumb with silence, I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited.
[3] Hot is my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue.
[4] ‘Cause me to know, O Jehovah, mine end, And the measure of my days-what it is,’ I know how frail I am.
[5] Lo, handbreadths Thou hast made my days, And mine age is as nothing before Thee, Only, all vanity is every man set up. Selah.
[6] Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, in vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.
[7] And, now, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope-it is of Thee.
[8] From all my transgressions deliver me, A reproach of the fool make me not.
[9] I have been dumb, I open not my mouth, Because Thou-Thou hast done it.
[10] Turn aside from off me Thy stroke, From the striving of Thy hand I have been consumed.
[11] With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity is every man. Selah.
[12] Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, And to my cry give ear, Unto my tear be not silent, For a sojourner I am with Thee, A settler like all my fathers.
[13] Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not!