Doubtless man walketh in a shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain: he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.

And now Lord, what wait I for? mine hope is even in thee.

Deliver me from all my transgressions, and make me not a rebuke unto the [a]foolish.

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  1. Psalm 39:8 Make me not a mocking stock to the wicked, or wrap me not up with the wicked, when they are put to shame.

“Surely everyone goes around(A) like a mere phantom;(B)
    in vain they rush about,(C) heaping up wealth(D)
    without knowing whose it will finally be.(E)

“But now, Lord, what do I look for?
    My hope is in you.(F)
Save me(G) from all my transgressions;(H)
    do not make me the scorn(I) of fools.

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