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THE PSALTER, Sixth Kathisma
Psalm Thirty-Eight LXX (Ps. 39, Masoretic)
King James Version.
- I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my
tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before
- I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my
sorrow was stirred.
- My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned:
then spake I with my tongue,
- LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what
it is: that I may know how frail I am.
- Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is
as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is
altogether vanity. Selah.
- Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are
disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall
- And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
- Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach
of the foolish.
- I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
- Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of
- When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou
makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is
- Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy
peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as
all my fathers were.
- O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and
be no more.
Orthodox Library, St. Isaac of the Kiev Caves, 2004.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!