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strkjv@Psalms:39:1 @To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun Y@duwthuwn#, A Psalm of David.I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
strkjv@Psalms:39:2 @ I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow k@#eb# was stirred.
strkjv@Psalms:39:3 @ My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
strkjv@Psalms:39:4 @ LORD Y@hovah#, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
strkjv@Psalms:39:5 @ Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
strkjv@Psalms:39:6 @ Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
strkjv@Psalms:39:7 @ And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
strkjv@Psalms:39:8 @ Deliver me from all my transressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
strkjv@Psalms:39:9 @ I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
strkjv@Psalms:39:10 @ Remove # thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
strkjv@Psalms:39:11 @ When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
strkjv@Psalms:39:12 @ Hear my prayer, O LORD Y@hovah#, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
strkjv@Psalms:39:13 @ O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
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kjv@Psalms:39 > > RandyP : I have felt at times that it was best to keep my silence/bridle my tongue before the enemies of God that I not myself display to them a more sinful side of myself that might spill out unintended. By this I intend good but may well carry it too far as if I to be outright deaf and mute to the calling of God. The psalmist here in similar ill is prescribed a dosage of knowing his end, his frailty and the measurement of his days.
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