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10 I thought that, only halfway through my life,
I was entering into the gates of death,[a]
deprived of the remaining years of my life.
11 I thought, I will not see the Lord
the Lord[b] in the land of the living.
I will no longer see anyone among the inhabitants of the world.[c]
12 My dwelling place is being pulled down.
It is carried away from me like a shepherd’s tent.
I have rolled up my life like a weaver.
He is cutting me off from the loom.
From day until night, you make an end of me.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 38:10 Hebrew sheol
  2. Isaiah 38:11 The Hebrew text here has two occurrences of Yah, the short form of the divine name. Some Hebrew manuscripts have a single occurrence of Yahweh.
  3. Isaiah 38:11 Hebrew variant this passing world
  4. Isaiah 38:12 Or day, and then night! So quickly you have made an end of me. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

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