39:1 For the Leader, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

39:2 I said: 'I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue; I will keep a curb upon my mouth, while the wicked is before me.'

39:3 I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, had no comfort; and my pain was held in check.

39:4 My heart waxed hot within me; while I was musing, the fire kindled; then spoke I with my tongue:

39:5 'the Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; let me know how short-lived I am.

39:6 Behold, Thou hast made my days as hand-breadths; and mine age is as nothing before Thee; surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah

39:7 Surely man walketh as a mere semblance; surely for vanity they are in turmoil; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

39:8 And now, L-rd, what wait I for? My hope, it is in Thee.

39:9 Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the base.

39:10 I am dumb, I open not my mouth; because Thou hast done it.

39:11 Remove Thy stroke from off me; I am consumed by the blow of Thy hand.

39:12 With rebukes dost Thou chasten man for iniquity, and like a moth Thou makest his beauty to consume away; surely every man is vanity. Selah

39:13 Hear my prayer, O the Lord, and give ear unto my cry; keep not silence at my tears; for I am a stranger with Thee, a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

39:14 Look away from me, that I may take comfort, before I go hence, and be no more.'

Hebrew Transliteration

39:1 lamnatsêach liydhiythun [li][ydhuthun] mizmor ledhâvidh

39:2 'âmartiy 'eshmerâh dherâkhay mêchatho' bhilshoniy 'eshmerâh lephiymachsom be`odh râshâ` leneghdiy

39:3 ne'elamtiy dhumiyyâh hecheshêythiymithobh ukhe'êbhiy ne`kâr

39:4 cham-libbiy beqirbiy bahaghiyghiy thibh`ar-'êshdibbartiy bilshoniy

39:5 hodhiy`êniy Adonay qitsiy umiddath yâmaymah-hiy' 'êdhe`âh meh-châdhêl 'âniy

39:6 hinnêh thephâchoth nâthattâh yâmayvecheldiy khe'ayin neghdekha 'akh kol-hebhel kol-'âdhâm nitsâbh selâh

39:7 'akh-betselem yithhallekh-'iysh 'akh-hebhel yehemâyun yitsbor velo'-yêdha` miy-'osephâm

39:8 ve`attâh mah-qivviythiy 'adhonây tochaltiy lekhahiy'

39:9 mikkol-peshâ`ay hatsiylêniy cherpath nâbhâl 'al-tesiymêniy

39:10 ne'elamtiy lo' 'ephtach-piy kiy 'attâh `âsiythâ

39:11 hâsêr mê`âlaynigh`ekha mittighrath yâdhkha 'aniy khâliythiy

39:12 bethokhâchoth `al-`âvonyissartâ 'iysh vattemes kâ`âsh chamudho 'akh hebhel kol-'âdhâm selâh

39:13 shim`âh-thephillâthiy Adonay veshav`âthiy ha'aziynâh 'el-dim`âthiy'al-techerash kiy ghêr 'ânokhiy `immâkh toshâbh kekhol-'abhothây

39:14 hâsha`mimmenniy ve'abhliyghâh betherem 'êlêkh ve'êynenniy

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