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2 bHe comes forth like a flower and fades away;
He flees like a shadow and does not continue.
3 And cdo You open Your eyes on such a one,
4 Who ecan bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
5 fSince his days are determined,
The number of his months is with You;
You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.
Till hlike a hired man he finishes his day.
If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And that its tender shoots will not cease.
And its stump may die in the ground,
And bring forth branches like a plant.
10 But man dies and 4is laid away;
Indeed he 5breathes his last
And where is ihe?
And a river becomes parched and dries up,
jTill the heavens are no more,
They will not awake
Nor be roused from their sleep.
That You would conceal me until Your wrath is past,
That You would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
All the days of my hard service kI will wait,
Till my change comes.
15 lYou shall call, and I will answer You;
You shall desire the work of Your hands.
16 For now mYou number my steps,
But do not watch over my sin.
17 nMy transgression is sealed up in a bag,
And You 6cover my iniquity.
And as a rock is moved from its place;
And as torrents wash away the soil of the earth;
So You destroy the hope of man.
You change his countenance and send him away.
21 His sons come to honor, and ohe does not know it;
They are brought low, and he does not perceive it.
And his soul will mourn over it.”
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