اَلْمَزَامِيرُ 39

لِإِمَامِ ٱلْمُغَنِّينَ. لِيَدُوثُونَ. مَزْمُورٌ لِدَاوُدَ قُلْتُ: «أَتَحَفَّظُ لِسَبِيلِي مِنَ ٱلْخَطَإِ بِلِسَانِي. أَحْفَظُ لِفَمِي كِمَامَةً فِيمَا ٱلشِّرِّيرُ مُقَابِلِي». ١ 1
For the chief musician, for Jeduthun. A psalm of David. I decided, “I will watch what I say so that I do not sin with my tongue. I will muzzle my mouth while in the presence of an evil man.”
صَمَتُّ صَمْتًا، سَكَتُّ عَنِ ٱلْخَيْرِ، فَتَحَرَّكَ وَجَعِي. ٢ 2
I kept silent; I kept back my words even from saying anything good, and my pain grew worse.
حَمِيَ قَلْبِي فِي جَوْفِي. عِنْدَ لَهَجِي ٱشْتَعَلَتِ ٱلنَّارُ. تَكَلَّمْتُ بِلِسَانِي: ٣ 3
My heart became hot; when I thought about these things, it burned like a fire. Then finally I spoke.
«عَرِّفْنِي يَارَبُّ نِهَايَتِي وَمِقْدَارَ أَيَّامِي كَمْ هِيَ، فَأَعْلَمَ كَيْفَ أَنَا زَائِلٌ. ٤ 4
“Yahweh, make me know when will be the end of my life and the extent of my days. Show me how transient I am.
هُوَذَا جَعَلْتَ أَيَّامِي أَشْبَارًا، وَعُمْرِي كَلَا شَيْءَ قُدَّامَكَ. إِنَّمَا نَفْخَةً كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ قَدْ جُعِلَ. سِلَاهْ. ٥ 5
See, you have made my days only the width of my hand, and my lifetime is like nothing before you. Surely every man is a single breath. (Selah)
إِنَّمَا كَخَيَالٍ يَتَمَشَّى ٱلْإِنْسَانُ. إِنَّمَا بَاطِلًا يَضِجُّونَ. يَذْخَرُ ذَخَائِرَ وَلَا يَدْرِي مَنْ يَضُمُّهَا. ٦ 6
Surely every man walks about like a shadow. Surely everyone hurries about to accumulate riches although they do not know who will receive them.
«وَٱلْآنَ، مَاذَا ٱنْتَظَرْتُ يَارَبُّ؟ رَجَائِي فِيكَ هُوَ. ٧ 7
Now, Lord, for what am I waiting? You are my only hope.
مِنْ كُلِّ مَعَاصِيَّ نَجِّنِي. لَا تَجْعَلْنِي عَارًا عِنْدَ ٱلْجَاهِلِ. ٨ 8
Rescue me from my sins; do not make me the reproach of fools.
صَمَتُّ. لَا أَفْتَحُ فَمِي، لِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ فَعَلْتَ. ٩ 9
I am silent and cannot open my mouth, because it is you who has done it.
ٱرْفَعْ عَنِّي ضَرْبَكَ. مِنْ مُهَاجَمَةِ يَدِكَ أَنَا قَدْ فَنِيتُ. ١٠ 10
Stop wounding me; I am overwhelmed by the blow of your hand.
بِتَأْدِيبَاتٍ إِنْ أَدَّبْتَ ٱلْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ أَجْلِ إِثْمِهِ، أَفْنَيْتَ مِثْلَ ٱلْعُثِّ مُشْتَهَاهُ. إِنَّمَا كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ نَفْخَةٌ. سِلَاهْ. ١١ 11
When you discipline people for sin, you consume the things they desire like a moth; surely all people are nothing but vapor. (Selah)
اِسْتَمِعْ صَلَاتِي يَارَبُّ، وَٱصْغَ إِلَى صُرَاخِي. لَا تَسْكُتْ عَنْ دُمُوعِي. لِأَنِّي أَنَا غَرِيبٌ عِنْدَكَ. نَزِيلٌ مِثْلُ جَمِيعِ آبَائِي. ١٢ 12
Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and listen to me; listen to my weeping! Do not be deaf to me, for I am like a foreigner with you, a refugee like all my ancestors were.
ٱقْتَصِرْ عَنِّي فَأَتَبَلَّجَ قَبْلَ أَنْ أَذْهَبَ فَلَا أُوجَدَ». ١٣ 13
Turn your gaze from me so that I may smile again before I die.”