bI will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Show me why You contend with me.
That You should despise the work of Your hands,
And smile on the counsel of the wicked?
Or cdo You see as man sees?
Are Your years like the days of a mighty man,
And search out my sin,
And there is no one who can deliver from Your hand?
8 ‘Your dhands have made me and fashioned me,
An intricate unity;
Yet You would edestroy me.
9 Remember, I pray, fthat You have made me like clay.
And will You turn me into dust again?
10 gDid You not pour me out like milk,
And curdle me like cheese,
And knit me together with bones and sinews?
And Your care has preserved my spirit.
I know that this was with You:
14 If I sin, then hYou mark me,
And will not acquit me of my iniquity.
15 If I am wicked, iwoe to me;
I am full of disgrace;
kSee my misery!
lYou hunt me like a fierce lion,
And again You show Yourself awesome against me.
And increase Your indignation toward me;
Changes and war are ever with me.
18 ‘Why mthen have You brought me out of the womb?
Oh, that I had perished and no eye had seen me!
I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.
20 nAre not my days few?
Cease! oLeave me alone, that I may take a little comfort,
As the shadow of death, without any order,
Where even the light is like darkness.’ ”
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