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10 I said, “Must I leave in the prime of my life?
    Must I be consigned to the control[a] of Sheol?[b]
        Bitter are[c] my years!”
11 I said, “I won’t see the Lord[d] in the land of the living;
    and[e] I’ll no longer observe human beings
        among the denizens of the grave.[f]
12 My house has been plucked up and vanishes[g] from me
    like a shepherd’s tent;
like a weaver, I’ve taken account of[h] my life,
    and he cuts me off from the loom—
        day and night you make an end of me.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 38:10 Lit. gates; i.e. the place where legal cases were adjudicated
  2. Isaiah 38:10 I.e. the realm of the afterlife
  3. Isaiah 38:10 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read the rest of
  4. Isaiah 38:11 Lit. Yah; So 1QIsaa; MT reads Yah Yah; MTmss read Lord
  5. Isaiah 38:11 So 1QIsaa; the Heb. lacks and
  6. Isaiah 38:11 Lit. cessation; or the end; So 1QIsaa MT; MTmss read the world
  7. Isaiah 38:12 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT read and has been taken away
  8. Isaiah 38:12 So 1QIsaa; MT reads have rolled up

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