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14 Anyone born of woman is short of days and full of trouble.u
2 He blossoms like a flower, then withers;v
he flees like a shadow and does not last.
and the number of his months depends on you,
so that he can enjoy his day like a hired worker.c
If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
and its shoots will not die.
and its stump starts to die in the soil,
and produce twigs like a sapling.d
he breathes his last—where is he?
and a river becomes parched and dry,
They will not wake up until the heavens are no more;e
they will not stir from their sleep.
13 If only you would hide me in Sheolf
and conceal me until your angerg passes.
If only you would appoint a time for me
and then remember me.
until my relief comes.
You would long for the work of your hands.j
16 For then you would count my stepsk
but would not take notel of my sin.
and you would cover over my iniquity.
and a rock is dislodged from its place,
and torrents wash away the soil from the land,
so you destroy a man’s hope.m
you change his appearance and send him away.
if they become insignificant, he is unaware of it.n
and mourns only for himself.
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