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10 I am disgusted with my life. r
I will express my complaint
and speak in the bitterness of my soul.
“Do not declare me * guilty!
Let me know why You prosecute me.
to reject the work of Your hands, s
or do You see as a human sees?
or Your years like those of a man, v
6 that You look for my wrongdoing w
and search for my sin,
and that there is no one who can deliver from Your hand? x
8 “Your hands shaped me and formed me. y
Will You now turn and destroy me?
Will You now return me to dust? z
and curdle me like cheese?
and wove me together with bones and tendons. a
and Your care has guarded my life.
I know that this was Your hidden plan: b
14 if I sin, You would notice, c
and would not acquit me of my wrongdoing. d
And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.
I am filled with shame e
and aware of my affliction. f
16 If I am proud, g You hunt me like a lion
and again display Your miraculous power against me. h
17 You produce new witnesses i against me
and multiply Your anger toward me.
Hardships assault me, wave after wave. j
18 “Why did You bring me out of the womb? k
I should have died and never been seen.
19 I wish l I had never existed
but had been carried from the womb to the grave. m
20 Are my days not few? Stop it! n
Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little
21 before I go to a land of darkness and gloom, o
never to return.
gloomy and chaotic,
where even the light is like p the darkness.”
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