Psalms 39

MLV(i) 1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I do not sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked man is before me. 2 I was mute 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 I spoke with my tongue: 4 Jehovah, make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it is. Let me know how frail I am. 5 Behold, you have made my days as the width of hands and my life-time is as nothing before you. Surely every man at his best condition is altogether vanity. Selah.
6 Surely every man walks in a shadow. Surely they are in an uproar in vain. He heaps up and does not know who will gather them.
7 And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions. Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
9 I was mute. I did not open my mouth, because you did it. 10 Remove your stroke away from me. I am consumed by the blow of your hand.
11 When you have disciplined a man with rebukes for iniquity, you make his desires to disintegrate like a moth. Surely every man is vanity. Selah.
12 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah and listen to my cry. Do not keep silent at my tears, because I am a stranger with you, a traveler, as all my fathers were. 13 O spare me, that I may recover strength before I go from here and be no more.