For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.
so that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle
as long as the wicked are in my presence.” j
I kept silent, even from speaking good,
and my pain intensified. k
as I mused, a fire burned. l
I spoke with my tongue:
and the number of my days.
Let me know how short-lived I am. m
and my life span as nothing in Your sight.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
without knowing who will get them. o
My hope is in You. p
do not make me the taunt of fools. q
because of what You have done. r
I fade away because of the force of Your hand. s
consuming like a moth what is precious to him; t
every man is only a vapor. u Selah
and listen to my cry for help;
do not be silent at my tears. v
For I am a foreigner residing with You,
a temporary resident like all my fathers. w
so that I may be cheered up
before I die and am gone.” x
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