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39:1 [To the chiefe Musician, euen to Ieduthun, A Psalme of Dauid.] I sayd, I will take heede to my waies, that I sinne not with my tongue: I will keepe my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. Margin Note
39:2 I was dumbe with silence, I held my peace, euen from good, and my sorrow was stirred. Margin Note
39:3 My heart was hot within mee, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue.  
39:4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my dayes, what it is: that I may know how fraile I am. Margin Note
39:5 Behold, thou hast made my dayes as an hand breadth, and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily euery man at his best state is altogether vanitie. Selah. Margin Note
39:6 Surely euery man walketh in a vaine shew: surely they are disquieted in vaine: he heapeth vp riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. Margin Note
39:7 And now Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.  
39:8 Deliuer me from all my transgressions: make mee not the reproch of the foolish.  
39:9 I was dumbe, I opened not my mouth; because thou diddest it.  
39:10 Remooue thy stroke away from mee: I am consumed by the blowe of thine hand. Margin Note
39:11 When thou with rebukes doest correct man for iniquitie, thou makest his beautie to consume away like a moth: surely euery man is vanitie. Selah. Margin Note
39:12 Heare my prayer, O Lord, and giue eare vnto my crie, hold not thy peace at my teares: for I am a straunger with thee, and a soiourner, as all my fathers were.  
39:13 O spare me, that I may recouer strength: before I goe hence, and be no more.