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||My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves [are ready] for me.
||[Are there] not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
||Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who [is] he [that] will strike hands with me?
||For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].
||He that speaketh flattery to [his] friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
||He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
||Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members [are] as a shadow.
||Upright [men] shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
||The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
||But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find [one] wise [man] among you.
||My days are past, my purposes are broken off, [even] the thoughts of my heart.
||They change the night into day: the light [is] short because of darkness.
||If I wait, the grave [is] mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
||I have said to corruption, Thou [art] my father: to the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister.
||And where [is] now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
||They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when [our] rest together [is] in the dust.