3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
4 Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with men who work iniquity,
and let me not eat of their delicacies!
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.
5 I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder [muse] the work of your hands.
I was curious to know what muse meant:
Muse, prim root. Strongs 7878
|KJV (20) – commune, 1; complain, 2; declare, 1; meditate, 5; muse, 1; pray, 1; speak, 4; talk, 5;NAS (20) – complain, 2; considered, 1; meditate, 7; meditates, 1; muse, 2; sigh, 1; sing, 1; speak, 3; talk, 2;
1. to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject.
2. Archaic. to gaze meditatively or wonderingly.
3. to meditate on.
4. to comment thoughtfully or ruminate upon.
1300–50; ME musen to mutter, gaze meditatively on, be astonished < MF muser, perh. ult. deriv. of ML mūsum muzzle
1. cogitate, ruminate, think; dream. 1, 3. ponder, contemplate, deliberate.