Man Of Sorrows

Jun 26, 2022 By: Asah Hudgins Topics: Man of Sorrows, Sin, suffering, Series: Psalms Volume 1 Scripture: Psalm 39

Psalm 39

To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 

I said, “I will guard my ways, 

that I may not sin with my tongue; 

I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, 

so long as the wicked are in my presence.” 

I was mute and silent; 

I held my peace to no avail, 

and my distress grew worse. 

My heart became hot within me. 

As I mused, the fire burned; 

then I spoke with my tongue: 

“O Lord, make me know my end 

and what is the measure of my days; 

let me know how fleeting I am! 

Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, 

and my lifetime is as nothing before you. 

Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah 

Surely a man goes about as a shadow! 

Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; 

man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather! 

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? 

My hope is in you. 

Deliver me from all my transgressions. 

Do not make me the scorn of the fool! 

I am mute; I do not open my mouth, 

for it is you who have done it. 

10  Remove your stroke from me; 

I am spent by the hostility of your hand. 

11  When you discipline a man 

with rebukes for sin, 

you consume like a moth what is dear to him; 

surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah 

12  “Hear my prayer, O Lord, 

and give ear to my cry; 

hold not your peace at my tears! 

For I am a sojourner with you, 

a guest, like all my fathers. 

13  Look away from me, that I may smile again, 

before I depart and am no more!”