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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.
I was dumb with silence,
I held my peace,
even from good;
and my sorrow was stirred.
My heart was hot within me,
while I was musing the fire burned:
then spake I with my tongue,
make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days,
what it is:
that I may know how frail I am.
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.
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.
what wait I for?
my hope is in thee.
Deliver me from all my transgressions:
make me not the reproach of the foolish.
I was dumb,
I opened not my mouth;
because thou didst it.
Remove thy stroke away from me:
I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity,
thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth:
surely every man is vanity.
Hear my prayer,
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.
O spare me,
that I may recover strength,
before I go hence,
and be no more.