1 “My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished,
2 “aSurely mockers are with me,
And my eye 1gazes on their provocation.
3 “Lay down, now, a pledge afor me with Yourself;
Who is there that will 1be my guarantor?
Therefore You will not exalt them.
5 “He who ainforms against friends for a share of the spoil,
The beyes of his children also will languish.
6 “But He has made me a abyword of the people,
7 “My eye has also grown adim because of grief,
And all my bmembers are as a shadow.
And the ainnocent will stir up himself against the godless.
9 “Nevertheless athe righteous will hold to his way,
And bhe who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
10 “But come again all of 1you now,
For I ado not find a wise man among you.
11 “My adays are past, my plans are torn apart,
Even the wishes of my heart.
‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.
13 “If I look for aSheol as my home,
I 1make my bed in the darkness;
14 If I call to the apit, ‘You are my father’;
To the bworm, ‘my mother and my sister’;
15 Where now is amy hope?
And who regards my hope?
16 “1Will it go down with me to Sheol?
Shall we together ago down into the dust?”
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