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 Psalms << Ps : 38 >>The Septuagint (Brenton)

1 Εἰς τὸ τέλος, τῷ Ιδιθουν· ᾠδὴ τῷ Δαυιδ. In Time of Trouble. Psalm 39(v38)For the end a Song of David to Idithun.
2 Εἶπα Φυλάξω τὰς ὁδούς μου τοῦ μὴ ἁμαρτάνειν ἐν γλώς σῃ μου·
ἐθέμην τῷ στόματί μου φυλακὴν
ἐν τῷ συστῆναι τὸν ἁμαρτωλὸν ἐναντίον μου.
 I said I will take heed to my ways that I sin not with my tongue:
I set a guard on my mouth
3 ἐκωφώθην καὶ ἐταπεινώθην καὶ ἐσίγησα ἐξ ἀγαθῶν,
καὶ τὸ ἄλγημά μου ἀνεκαινίσθη.
 I was dumb, and humbled myself,
and kept silence from good words;
and my grief was renewed.
4 ἐθερμάνθη ἡ καρδία μου ἐντός μου,
καὶ ἐν τῇ μελέτῃ μου ἐκκαυθήσεται πῦρ.
ἐλάλησα ἐν γλώσσῃ μου
 My heart grew hot within me,
and a fire would kindle in my meditation:
I spoke with my tongue,
5 Γνώρισόν μοι, Κύριε, τὸ πέρας μου,
καὶ τὸν ἀριθμὸν τῶν ἡμερῶν μου, τίς ἐστιν,
ἵνα γνῶ τί ὑστερῶ ἐγώ.
 O Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the number of my days, what it is;
that I may know what I lack.
6 ἰδοὺ παλαιστὰς ἔθου τὰς ἡμέρας μου,
καὶ ἡ ὑπόστασίς μου ὡσεὶ οὐθὲν ἐνώπιόν σου·
πλὴν τὰ σύμπαντα ματαιότης, πᾶς ἄνθρωπος ζῶν.
 Behold, you have made my days old;
and my existence is as nothing before you:
nay, every man living is altogether vanity. Pause.
7 μέντοιγε ἐν εἰκόνι διαπορεύεται ἄνθρωπος,
πλὴν μάτην ταράσσονται·
θησαυρίζει καὶ οὐ γινώσκει τίνι συνάξει αὐτά.
 Surely man walks in a shadow;
nay, he is disquieted in vain:
he lays up treasures, and knows not for whom he shall gather them.
8 καὶ νῦν τίς ἡ ὑπομονή μου; οὐχὶ ὁ κύριος;
καὶ ἡ ὑπόστασίς μου παρὰ σοῦ ἐστιν.
 And now what is my expectation? is it not the Lord?
and my ground of hope is with you.
9 ἀπὸ πασῶν τῶν ἀνομιῶν μου ῥῦσαί με,
ὄνειδος ἄφρονι ἔδωκάς με.
 Deliver me from all my transgressions:
you have made me a reproach to the foolish.
10 ἐκωφώθην καὶ οὐκ ἤνοιξα τὸ στόμα μου,
ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ ποι ήσας με.
 I was dumb, and opened not my mouth;
for you are he that made me.
11 ἀπόστησον ἀπ' ἐμοῦ τὰς μάστιγάς σου·
ἀπὸ τῆς ἰσχύος τῆς χειρός σου ἐγὼ ἐξέλιπον.
 Remove your scourge from me:
I have fainted by reason of the strength of your hand.
12 ἐν ἐλεγμοῖς ὑπὲρ ἀνομίας ἐπαίδευσας ἄνθρωπον,
καὶ ἐξέτηξας ὡς ἀράχνην τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ·
πλὴν μάτην ταράσσεται πᾶς ἄνθρωπος.
 You chastens man with rebukes for iniquity,
and you makes his life to consume away like a spider's web;
nay, every man is disquieted in vain. Pause.
13 εἰσάκουσον τῆς προσευχῆς μου, Κύριε, καὶ τῆς δεήσεώς μου,
ἐνώτισαι τῶν δακρύων μου.
μὴ παρασιωπήσῃς· ὅτι πάροικος ἐγώ εἰμι ἐν τῆ γῆ
καὶ παρεπίδημος· καθὼς πάντες οἱ πατέρες μου.
 O Lord, listen to my prayer and my supplication:
attend to my tears:
be not silent, for I am a sojourner in the land, and a stranger, as all my fathers were.
14 ἄνες μοι, ἵνα ἀναψύξω
πρὸ τοῦ με ἀπελθεῖν καὶ οὐκέτι μὴ ὑπάρξω.
 Spare me, that I may be refreshed,
before I depart, and be no more.
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