Psalms 38

LXX2012(i) 1 (39) For the end, a Song of David, to Idithun. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I set a guard on my mouth, while the sinner stood in my presence. 2 I was dumb, and humbled myself, and kept silence from good [words]; and my grief was renewed. 3 My heart grew hot within me, and a fire would kindle in my meditation: I spoke with my tongue, 4 O Lord, make me to know mine end, and the number of my days, what it is; that I may know what I lack. 5 Behold, you have made my days old; and my existence [is] as nothing before you: nay, every man living [is] altogether vanity. Pause. 6 Surely man walks in a shadow; nay, he is disquieted in vain: he lays up treasures, and knows not for whom he shall gather them. 7 And now what [is] my expectation? [is it] not the Lord? and my ground [of hope] is with you. Pause. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: you have made me a reproach to the foolish. 9 I was dumb, and opened not my mouth; for you are he that made me. 10 Remove your scourges from me: I have fainted by reason of the strength of your hand. 11 You chasten man with rebukes for iniquity, and you make his life to consume away like a spider's web; nay, every man is disquieted in vain. Pause. 12 O Lord, listen to my prayer and my supplication: attend to my tears: be not silent, for I am a sojourner in the land, and a stranger, as all my fathers [were]. 13 Spare me, that I may be refreshed, before I depart, and be no more.