Psalm 39:4
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New Living Translation
"LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered--how fleeting my life is.

King James Bible
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

Darby Bible Translation
Make me to know, Jehovah, mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: I shall know how frail I am.

World English Bible
"Yahweh, show me my end, what is the measure of my days. Let me know how frail I am.

Young's Literal Translation
Cause me to know, O Jehovah, mine end, And the measure of my days -- what it is,' I know how frail I am.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

39:4 My end - Make me sensible of the shortness and uncertainly of life, and the near approach of death.

Psalm 39:4 Parallel Commentaries

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Letter xxvi. (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
To the Same He excuses the brevity of his letter on the ground that Lent is a time of silence; and also that on account of his profession and his ignorance he does not dare to assume the function of teaching. 1. You will, perhaps, be angry, or, to speak more gently, will wonder that in place of a longer letter which you had hoped for from me you receive this brief note. But remember what says the wise man, that there is a time for all things under the heaven; both a time to speak and a time to keep
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Works by the Same Author.
Crown 8vo, cloth, price 7s. 6d. each. THE PSALMS. VOL. I.--PSALMS I.-XXXVIII. " II.--PSALMS XXXIX.-LXXXIX. " III.--PSALMS XC-CL. IN THE "EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE." "The work of a brilliant and effective teacher. He writes with real power and insight."--Saturday Review. "Dr. Maclaren has evidently mastered his subject with the aid of the best authorities, and has put the results of his studies before his readers in a most attractive form, and if we add that this commentary really helps to the better
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 15.) Differently to be admonished are the over-silent, and those who spend time in much speaking. For it ought to be insinuated to the over-silent that while they shun some vices unadvisedly, they are, without its being perceived, implicated in worse. For often from bridling the tongue overmuch they suffer from more grievous loquacity in the heart; so that thoughts seethe the more in the mind from being straitened by the violent guard of indiscreet silence. And for the most part they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Epistle v. To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.
To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor. Gregory to Theoctista, &c. With how great devotion my mind prostrates itself before your Venerableness I cannot fully express in words; nor yet do I labour to give utterance to it, since, even though I were silent, you read in your heart your own sense of my devotion. I wonder, however, that you withdrew your countenance, till of late bestowed on me, from this my recent engagement in the pastoral office; wherein, under colour of episcopacy, I have been brought
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Job 6:11
But I don't have the strength to endure. I have nothing to live for.

Psalm 78:39
For he remembered that they were merely mortal, gone like a breath of wind that never returns.

Psalm 90:12
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

Psalm 103:14
For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.

Psalm 119:84
How long must I wait? When will you punish those who persecute me?

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