Psalm 39:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said,אָמַ֗רְתִּי
(a·mar·ti)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
"I will guardאֶֽשְׁמְרָ֣ה
(esh·me·rah)
8104: to keep, watch, preservea prim. root
my waysדְרָכַי֮
(de·ra·chai)
1870: way, road, distance, journey, mannerfrom darak
That I may not sinמֵחֲטֹ֪וא
(me·cha·to·v)
2398: to miss, go wrong, sina prim. root
with my tongue;בִלְשֹׁ֫ונִ֥י
(vil·sho·v·ni)
3956: tonguefrom an unused word
I will guardאֶשְׁמְרָ֥ה
(esh·me·rah)
8104: to keep, watch, preservea prim. root
my mouthלְפִ֥י
(le·fi)
6310: moutha prim. root
as with a muzzleמַחְסֹ֑ום
(mach·so·vm;)
4269: a muzzlefrom chasam
While 
 
5750: a going around, continuance, still, yet, again, besidefrom ud
the wickedרָשָׁ֣ע
(ra·sha)
7563: wicked, criminalfrom an unused word
are in my presence."לְנֶגְדִּֽי׃
(le·neg·di.)
5048: in front of, in sight of, opposite tofrom nagad







KJV Lexicon
To the chief Musician
natsach  (naw-tsakh')
to glitter from afar, i.e. to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music)
even to Jeduthun
Yduwthuwn  (yed-oo-thoon')
laudatory; Jeduthun, an Israelite -- Jeduthun.
A Psalm
mizmowr  (miz-more')
instrumental music; by implication, a poem set to notes -- psalm.
of David
David  (daw-veed')
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
I said
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
I will take heed
shamar  (shaw-mar')
to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
to my ways
derek  (deh'-rek)
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
that I sin
chata'  (khaw-taw')
to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn
not with my tongue
lashown  (law-shone')
the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water)
I will keep
shamar  (shaw-mar')
to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.
my mouth
peh  (peh)
the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to
with a bridle
machcowm  (makh-sohm')
a muzzle -- bridle.
while the wicked
rasha`  (raw-shaw')
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person -- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
is before me
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."

King James Bible
<even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.>> 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 me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm. I said, "I will guard my ways so that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are in my presence."

International Standard Version
I told myself, "I will keep watch over my tongue to keep from sinning. I will muzzle my mouth when the wicked are around."

NET Bible
For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. I decided, "I will watch what I say and make sure I do not sin with my tongue. I will put a muzzle over my mouth while in the presence of an evil man."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have said that I would keep my way and that I would not sin with my tongue. I shall keep my mouth from evil because of the wicked who are before me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; for Jeduthun; a psalm by David.] I said, "I will watch my ways so that I do not sin with my tongue. I will bridle my mouth while wicked people are in my presence."

King James 2000 Bible
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 are before me.
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