17 “My spirit is broken, My days are extinguished,
aThe grave is ready for me.
Who is he who cwill shake hands with me?
4 For You have hidden their heart from dunderstanding;
Therefore You will not exalt them.
Even the eyes of his children will efail.
6 “But He has made me fa byword of the people,
And I have become one in whose face men spit.
7 gMy eye has also grown dim because of sorrow,
And all my members are like shadows.
And the innocent stirs himself up against the hypocrite.
9 Yet the righteous will hold to his hway,
And he who has iclean hands will be stronger and stronger.
For I shall not find one wise man among you.
11 kMy days are past,
My purposes are broken off,
Even the 3thoughts of my heart.
‘The light is near,’ they say, in the face of darkness.
If I make my bed in the darkness,
And to the worm, ‘You are my mother and my sister,’
15 Where then is my lhope?
As for my hope, who can see it?
Shall we have nrest together in the dust?”
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