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Passage Lookup: Psalms 39

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Psalms 39:1
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For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

I said, "I will watch my ways(a) and keep my tongue from sin;(b) I will put a muzzle on my mouth(c) while in the presence of the wicked."
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Psalms 39:2
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So I remained utterly silent,(d) not even saying anything good. But my anguish(e) increased;
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Psalms 39:3
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my heart grew hot(f) within me. While I meditated,(g) the fire(h) burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
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Psalms 39:4
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"Show me, Lord , my life's end and the number of my days;(i) let me know how fleeting(j) my life is.(k)
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Psalms 39:5
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You have made my days(l) a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath,(m) even those who seem secure.[b]
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Psalms 39:6
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"Surely everyone goes around(n) like a mere phantom;(o) in vain they rush about,(p) heaping up wealth(q) without knowing whose it will finally be.(r)
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Psalms 39:7
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"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.(s)
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Psalms 39:8
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Save me(t) from all my transgressions;(u) do not make me the scorn(v) of fools.
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Psalms 39:9
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I was silent;(w) I would not open my mouth,(x) for you are the one who has done this.(y)
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Psalms 39:10
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Remove your scourge from me; I am overcome by the blow(z) of your hand.(aa)
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Psalms 39:11
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When you rebuke(ab) and discipline(ac) anyone for their sin, you consume(ad) their wealth like a moth(ae)— surely everyone is but a breath.(af)
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Psalms 39:12
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"Hear my prayer, Lord , listen to my cry for help;(ag) do not be deaf(ah) to my weeping.(ai) I dwell with you as a foreigner,(aj) a stranger,(ak) as all my ancestors were.(al)
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Psalms 39:13
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Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again before I depart and am no more."(am)
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