For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
39 I 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.” 2 So I kept very quiet. I didn’t even say anything good, but I became even more upset. 3 I 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. 5 You have given me only a short life; my lifetime is like nothing to you. Everyone’s life is only a breath. Selah 6 People 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. 8 Save me from all my sins. Don’t let wicked fools make fun of me. 9 I am quiet; I do not open my mouth, because you are the one who has done this. 10 Quit punishing me; your beating is about to kill me. 11 You 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. 13 Leave me alone so I can be happy before I leave and am no more.”
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