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World English Bible

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 (), [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.
[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] spake () I with my tongue ,
[4] LORD , make me to know () mine end , and the measure of my days , what it [is; that] I may know () how frail I [am].
[5] Behold, thou hast made () my days [as] an handbreadth ; and mine age [is] as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state () [is] altogether vanity . Selah .
[6] Surely every man walketh () in a vain shew : surely they are disquieted () in vain : he heapeth up () [riches], and knoweth () not who shall gather () them.
[7] And now, Lord , what wait () I for? my hope [is] in thee.
[8] Deliver () me from all my transgressions : make () me not 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 rebukes dost correct () man for iniquity , thou makest his beauty () 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 hence (), 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!