1 I said, “I will watch my waysp
and keep my tongue from sin;q
I will put a muzzle on my mouthr
while in the presence of the wicked.”
2 So I remained utterly silent,s
not even saying anything good.
But my anguisht increased;
3 my heart grew hotu within me.
then I spoke with my tongue:
and the number of my days;x
5 You have made my daysa a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,b
even those who seem secure.b
without knowing whose it will finally be.g
My hope is in you.h
do not make me the scornk of fools.
for you are the one who has done this.n
surely everyone is but a breath.u
listen to my cry for help;v
I dwell with you as a foreigner,y
before I depart and am no more.”b
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