Psalms Chapter 39 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Dauids care of his thoughts, 4 the consideration of the breuity and vanitie of life, 7 the reuerence of Gods iudgements, 10 and prayer, are his bridles of impatiencie.
1 [To the chiefe Musician, euen to Ieduthun, A Psalme of Dauid.] I sayd, I will take heede to my waies, that I sinne not with my tongue: I will keepe my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.1
View Wesley's Notes for Psalms Chapter 39
39:1 I said - I fully resolved. Take heed - To order all my actions right, and particularly to govern my tongue.
39:2 Dumb - Two words put together, expressing the same thing, to aggravate or increase it. I held - I forbear to speak, what I justly might, lest I should break forth into some indecent expressions. Stirred - My silence did not assuage my grief, but increase it.
39:4 My end - Make me sensible of the shortness and uncertainly of life, and the near approach of death.
39:5 Before thee - If compared with thee, and with thy everlasting duration.
39:6 Vain shew - Heb. in a shadow or image; in an imaginary rather than a real life: in the pursuit of vain imaginations, in which there is nothing solid or satisfactory: man in and his life, and all his happiness in this world, are rather appearances and dreams, than truths and realities. Disquieted - Heb. They make a noise, bustling, or tumult, with unwearied industry seeking for riches, and troubling and vexing both themselves and others in the pursuit of them.
39:7 Mow Lord - Seeing this life and all its enjoyments are so vain and short. My hope - I will seek for happiness no where but in God.
39:10 Remove - Take off the judgment which thou hast inflicted upon me. I am - Help me before I am utterly lost.
39:11 Beauty - His comeliness and all his excellencies or felicities. Moth - As a moth consumeth a garment, to which God compares himself and his judgments, secretly and insensibly consuming a people, #Isa 51:8|.
39:12 A stranger - I am only in my journey or passage to my real home, which is in the other world.
39:13 No more - Among the living, or in this world.
Psalms Chapter 39 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. a bridle, or mousell for my mouth.
2 Heb. troubled.
4 Or, what time I haue here.
5 Heb. setled. , Psal.62.9. & 144.4.
6 Hebr. image.
10 Heb. conflict.
11 Heb. that which is to be desired in him, to melt away.
12 Leuit.25. 23. 1.Chron. 29.15. Psal.119.19. Heb.11.13. 1.Pet. 2.11.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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