39:5 Lo, handbreadths Thou hast made my days, And mine age [is] as nothing before Thee, Only, all vanity [is] every man set up. Selah.
39:6 Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, [in] vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.
39:7 And, now, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope — it [is] of Thee.
39:8 From all my transgressions deliver me, A reproach of the fool make me not.
39:9 I have been dumb, I open not my mouth, Because Thou — Thou hast done [it].
39:10 Turn aside from off me Thy stroke, From the striving of Thy hand I have been consumed.
39:11 With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity [is] every man. Selah.
39:12 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, And [to] my cry give ear, Unto my tear be not silent, For a sojourner I [am] with Thee, A settler like all my fathers.
39:13 Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not!
40:1 To the Overseer. — A Psalm of David. I have diligently expected Jehovah, And He inclineth to me, and heareth my cry,
40:2 And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation — from mire of mud, And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.
40:3 And He putteth in my mouth a new song, `Praise to our God.’ Many do see and fear, and trust in Jehovah.
40:4 O the happiness of the man Who hath made Jehovah his trust, And hath not turned unto the proud, And those turning aside to lies.
40:5 Much hast Thou done, Jehovah my God; Thy wonders and Thy thoughts toward us, There is none to arrange unto Thee, I declare and speak: They have been more than to be numbered.
40:6 Sacrifice and present Thou hast not desired, Ears Thou hast prepared for me, Burnt and sin-offering Thou hast not asked.
40:7 Then said I, `Lo, I have come,’ In the roll of the book it is written of me,
40:8 To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law [is] within my heart.
40:9 I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.
40:10 Thy righteousness I have not concealed In the midst of my heart, Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation I have told, I have not hidden Thy kindness and Thy truth, To the great assembly.
40:11 Thou, O Jehovah, restrainest not Thy mercies from me, Thy kindness and Thy truth do continually keep me.
40:12 For compassed me have evils innumerable, Overtaken me have mine iniquities, And I have not been able to see; They have been more than the hairs of my head, And my heart hath forsaken me.
40:13 Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help make haste.
40:14 They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are seeking my soul to destroy it, They are turned backward, And are ashamed, who are desiring my evil.
40:15 They are desolate because of their shame, Who are saying to me, `Aha, aha.’
40:16 All seeking Thee rejoice and are glad in Thee, Those loving Thy salvation say continually, `Jehovah is magnified.’