New American Standard Bible

Psalm 39

The Vanity of Life.

For the choir director, for [a]Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

1I said, “I will guard my ways
That I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle
While the wicked are in my presence.”
I was mute [b]and silent,
I [c]refrained even from good,
And my [d]sorrow grew worse.
My heart was hot within me,
While I was musing the fire burned;
Then I spoke with my tongue:
Lord, make me to know my end
And what is the extent of my days;
Let me know how transient I am.
“Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man [e]at his best is [f]a mere breath. [g]Selah.
“Surely every man walks about as [h]a phantom;
Surely they make an uproar for nothing;
He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

“And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in You.
“Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
“I have become mute, I do not open my mouth,
Because it is You who have done it.
10 “Remove Your plague from me;
Because of the opposition of Your hand I am [i]perishing.
11 “With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity;
You consume as a moth what is precious to him;
Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry;
Do not be silent at my tears;
For I am a stranger with You,
A sojourner like all my fathers.
13 “Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may [j]smile again
Before I depart and am no more.”

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 39:1 1 Chr 16:41
  2. Psalm 39:2 Lit with silence
  3. Psalm 39:2 Lit kept silence
  4. Psalm 39:2 Lit pain
  5. Psalm 39:5 Lit standing firm
  6. Psalm 39:5 Or altogether vanity
  7. Psalm 39:5 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  8. Psalm 39:6 Lit an image
  9. Psalm 39:10 Or wasting away
  10. Psalm 39:13 Or become cheerful

Ketab El Hayat

ﺍﻟﻤﺰﺍﻣﻴﺮ 39

لِقَائِدِ الْمُنْشِدِينَ، مَزْمُورٌ لِدَاوُدَ

1قُلْتُ: «أَحْرِصُ عَلَى حُسْنِ الْمَسْلَكِ فَلَا يُخْطِئُ لِسَانِي الْقَوْلَ. سَأَكُمُّ فَمِي عَنِ الْكَلامِ مَادَامَ الشِّرِّيرُ أَمَامِي». صَمَتُّ صَمْتاً. أَمْسَكْتُ حَتَّى عَنِ الْخَيْرِ، فَثَارَ وَجَعِي. الْتَهَبَ قَلْبِي فِي دَاخِلِي، وَفِي تَأَمُّلِي اشْتَعَلَتْ فِيَّ النَّارُ، فَأَطْلَقْتُ لِسَانِي بِالْكَلامِ. يَا رَبُّ عَرِّفْنِي مَتَى تَكُونُ نِهَايَتِي، وَكَمْ تَطُولُ أَيَّامِي فَأُدْرِكَ أَنَّنِي إِنْسَانٌ زَائِلٌ. هُوَذَا قَدْ جَعَلْتَ حَيَاتِي قَصِيرَةً، وَعُمْرِي كَلَا شَيْءَ أَمَامَكَ. كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ حَيٍّ لَيْسَ سِوَى نَفْخَةٍ! إِنَّمَا كَخَيَالٍ يَتَمَشَّى الإِنْسَانُ، فَعَبَثاً يُكَافِحُ النَّاسُ. يَجْمَعُ الْوَاحِدُ مِنْهُمْ ثَرْوَةً وَلَا يَدْرِي مَنْ يَرِثُهَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ.

وَالآنَ، فَأَيُّ شَيْءٍ أَنْتَظِرُ يَا رَبُّ؟ إِنَّمَا فِيكَ رَجَائِي. نَجِّنِي مِنْ جَمِيعِ مَعَاصِيَّ، وَلَا تَجْعَلْنِي عَاراً عِنْدَ الأَحْمَقِ. صَمَتُّ. لَا أَفْتَحُ فَمِي، لأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ فَعَلْتَ هَذَا. 10 ارْفَعْ عَنِّي ضَرْبَتَكَ فَقَدْ فَنِيْتُ مِنْ صَفْعَةِ يَدِكَ. 11 عِنْدَمَا تُؤَدِّبُ الإِنْسَانَ بِالتَّوْبِيخِ عَلَى الإِثْمِ، تُتْلِفُ بَهَاءَهُ إِتْلافَ الْعُثِّ. إِنَّمَا كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ نَفْخَةٌ. 12 يَا رَبُّ اسْمَعْ صَلاتِي. وَأَصْغِ إِلَى صُرَاخِي، وَلَا تَسْكُتْ أَمَامَ دُمُوعِي، لأَنِّي غَرِيبٌ عِنْدَكَ وَعَابِرُ سَبِيلٍ كَجَمِيعِ آبَائِي. 13 حَوِّلْ غَضَبَكَ عَنِّي فَأَنْتَعِشَ، قَبْلَ أَنْ أَمُوتَ وَيَخْتَفِيَ أَثَرِي.