David wrote this song for Jeduthun, the leader of the music.
Life is short
so that I do not sin.
I will also be careful what I say.
When wicked people are listening,
I will not even open my mouth.’
even about good things.
That made me very
As I thought more about it,
I just had to say something!
So I said this:
Tell me how long it will be,
and when it will finish.
I need to remember that life is only short.
The time that I live seems very short to you.
Human life is only a
even for those who seem to be strong.
We work to get things for ourselves.
We may get a lot of money,
but we do not know who will have it after we die.’
You are the only one that I can really
Do not let fools
I will not open my mouth,
because it is you who have
You have already
so that I am almost dead!
You destroy their valuable things,
Yes, our lives are only a breath!
Listen to me when I call to you for help.
Do not turn away from me when I weep.
I need your help,
like a foreign person who lives away from his home.
I live on earth as a stranger,
like all my
so that I can be happy again before I die.