Psalm 39[a]

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

I said, “I will watch my ways(A)
    and keep my tongue from sin;(B)
I will put a muzzle on my mouth(C)
    while in the presence of the wicked.”

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  1. Psalm 39:1 In Hebrew texts 39:1-13 is numbered 39:2-14.

So I remained utterly silent,(A)
    not even saying anything good.
But my anguish(B) increased;

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I was silent;(A) I would not open my mouth,(B)
    for you are the one who has done this.(C)

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