10 “I loathe my very life;n
therefore I will give free rein to my complaint
and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.o
2 I say to God:p Do not declare me guilty,
3 Does it please you to oppress me,s
to spurn the work of your hands,t
while you smile on the plans of the wicked?u
Do you see as a mortal sees?v
or your years like those of a strong man,w
and probe after my sinx—
7 though you know that I am not guiltyy
and that no one can rescue me from your hand?z
8 “Your hands shapeda me and made me.
Will you now turn and destroy me?b
9 Remember that you molded me like clay.c
Will you now turn me to dust again?d
and curdle me like cheese,
and knit me togethere with bones and sinews?
and I know that this was in your mind:j
14 If I sinned, you would be watching mek
and would not let my offense go unpunished.l
Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head,o
for I am full of shame
16 If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lionq
and again display your awesome power against me.r
17 You bring new witnesses against mes
and increase your anger toward me;t
your forces come against me wave upon wave.u
18 “Why then did you bring me out of the womb?v
I wish I had died before any eye saw me.w
or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!x
21 before I go to the place of no return,c
to the land of gloom and utter darkness,d
of utter darknesse and disorder,
where even the light is like darkness.”f
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