Psalm 39 For the overcomer, through Jeduthun, a Psalm through David

(tune #6819 Drawn into Your Sweet Loving Self
1 I did say, I will take heed to my ways indeed,
so that with my tongue I may not sin.
 I will muz-zle my mouth while wicked's before me.
 2 I spoke not what is good in silence.
And my sorrow was stirred. 3 Within me, my heart burned.
 Fire was kindled in my musing.
Then I spoke with my tongue, 4 Make me know, LORD, my end,
the measure of my days, what it is.

I will know how frail I am. 5 Behold You've given
all my days to be a few handbreadths.
My lifetime is as nothing. Before You all men
 standing are surely all vanity. <Selah>
6 Surely every man walks to put on a facade.
Surely they're disquiet-ed in vain.
 He heaps up wealth without - knowing who'll gather it.
7 And now, O - Lord, what do - I wait for?

My hope is - in Thee. 8 Free me - from all of my sins.
 Make me not the reproach of the fool.
 9 I was dumb, opened not my mouth for - You did it.
10 Your scourges from me O please remove.
 From the striving of Your - hand I have been consumed
11 When You with rebukes cor-rect a man
for ini-quity, You make his beauty consume.
Surely vanity is every man. <Selah>
12 Hearken to - my prayer, LORD, and - give ear to my cry.
At my tears, O do not be silent.
 For like all - my fathers, I'm a stra-nger with Thee.
13 Be blind to me, let me smile again.
Hearken to my prayer, LORD, and give ear to my cry.
At my tears, O do not be silent,
for like all - my fathers, I'm a stra-nger with Thee,
before I be no more and go hence.


Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Deuteronomy 4:9 "Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
;1Kings 2:4 so that the LORD may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.  
2Kings 10:31 But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel sin.
Psalm 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy word.  
141:3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.  
James 1:26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.  
3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.     
5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!    
Proverbs 4:26 Watch the path of your feet, And all your ways will be established.  
21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.  
Amos 5:13 Therefore, at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.  
1Peter 5:8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.  
 63:6 When I remember Thee on my bed, I meditate on Thee in the night watches,  
77:12 I will meditate on all Thy work, And muse on Thy deeds.  
104:34 Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.  
119:15 I will meditate on Thy precepts, And regard Thy ways.
148 My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Thy word.  
143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Thy doings; I muse on the work of Thy hands.  
;Job 14:1 "Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.  
2 "Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.  
5 "Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with Thee, And his limits Thou hast set so that he cannot pass.  
Psalm 89:47 Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity Thou hast created all the sons of men!  
90:9 For all our days have declined in Thy fury; We have finished our years like a sigh.  
12 So teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.  
Isaiah 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
 7 The grass withers, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD blows upon it: surely the people is grass.
 8 The grass withers, the flower fades: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
1Peter 1:24 For, "All flesh is like grass, And all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, And the flower falls off,  
Job 7:6 "My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.  
Psalm 62:9 Common men are a breath, only.
Persons are but a vanity.
If on a scale they are measured,
together they are lighter than air.
90:4 For a thousand years in Thy sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night.  
Exo 25:25 "And you shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it.  
Matthew 6:1 Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens.
2 When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets so that they should appear to men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
16 And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
23:5 And all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
 21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Job 27:16 "Though he piles up silver like dust, And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay;  
 17 He may prepare it, but the just will wear it, And the innocent will divide the silver.  
;Psalm 49:10 For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.  
Ecclesiastes 2:18 Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.  
21 When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.  
26 For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.  
4:8 There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.  
2Samuel 16:5 And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.
 6 And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
 7 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
 8 The LORD hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the LORD hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man.
  9 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.
 10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?
 11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
 12 It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.
 13 And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.
2 Samuel 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Urijah the Hittite to be thy wife.
Job 9:34 "Let Him remove His rod from me, And let not dread of Him terrify me.
13:21 Remove Thy hand from me, And let not the dread of Thee terrify me.  
 Psalm 32:4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.  
Job 13:28 While I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.  
Psalm 90:7 For we have been consumed by Thine anger, And by Thy wrath we have been dismayed.  
1Chronicles 29:10 So David blessed the LORD in the sight of all the assembly; and David said, "Blessed art Thou, O LORD God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
 11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Thine is the dominion, O LORD, and Thou dost exalt Thyself as head over all.
 12 "Both riches and honor come from Thee, and Thou dost rule over all, and in Thy hand is power and might; and it lies in Thy hand to make great, and to strengthen everyone.
 13 "Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name.
 14 "But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from Thee, and from Thy hand we have given Thee.
 15 "For we are sojourners before Thee, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.
16 "O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build Thee a house for Thy holy name, it is from Thy hand, and all is Thine.
 17 "Since I know, O my God, that Thou triest the heart and delightest in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Thy people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to Thee.
 18 "O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, preserve this forever in the intentions of the heart of Thy people, and direct their heart to Thee;
 19 "and give to my son Solomon a perfect heart to keep Thy commandments, Thy testimonies, and Thy statutes, and to do them all, and to build the temple, for which I have made provision."
Genesis 23:4 "I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."  
47:9 So Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my sojourning are one hundred and thirty; few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, nor have they attained the years that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning."  
Lev 25:23 The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.
Psa 119:19 I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Thy commandments from me.   
Hebrews 11:13 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.  
1Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul.  
2Samuel 15:14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
 15 And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.
 16 And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.
 17 And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.
 18 And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
 19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art a stranger, and also an exile.
 20 Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.
 21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the LORD liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.
 22 And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him.
 23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
24 And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city.
 25 And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation:
 26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as Seems good unto him.
 27 The king said also unto Zadok the priest, Art not thou a seer? return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
 28 See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me.
Psa 51:9 Hide Thy face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.  
Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
14:6 "Turn Thy gaze from him that he may rest, Until he fulfills his day like a hired man.
Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

2/11/2018 copyright Steve Miller