Psalm 39:13 {38:14}
Good News Translation
Leave me alone so that I may have some happiness before I go away and am no more.

Contemporary English Version
Stop being angry with me and let me smile again before I am dead and gone."

Douay-Rheims Bible
O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.

New American Bible
Turn your gaze from me, that I may smile before I depart to be no more.

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O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.

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Job 10:20,21 Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me, therefore, that I may lament my sorrow a little: . . .

Job 14:5,6 The days of man are short, and the number of his months is with thee: thou hast appointed his bounds which cannot be passed. . . .

be no

Genesis 5:24 And he walked with God, and was seen no more: because God took him.

Genesis 42:36 Their father Jacob said: You have made me to be without children: Joseph is not living, Simeon is kept in bonds, and Benjamin you will take away: all these evils are fallen upon me.

Job 14:10-12 But man when he shall be dead, and stripped and consumed, I pray you where is he? . . .

Context
I Will Watch My Ways
12Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication: give ear to my tears. Be no silent: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were. 13O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.
Cross References
Job 7:19
How long wilt thou not spare me, nor suffer me to swallow down my spittle?

Job 10:20
Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me, therefore, that I may lament my sorrow a little:

Job 10:21
Before I go and return no more, to a land that is dark and covered with the mist of death:

Job 14:6
Depart a little from him, that he may rest until his wished for day come, as that of the hireling.

Psalm 102:24
Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto generation and generation.

Isaiah 38:16
O Lord, if man's life be such, and the life of my spirit be in such things as these, thou shalt correct me, and make me to live.

Additional Translations
Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may again be cheered before I depart and am no more.”O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more.

Spare me, that I may be refreshed, before I depart, and be no more.

Look away from me, and let me recover strength, before I go hence and be no more.

O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go away, and exist no more." For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not!
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