24 I wish they were carved with an iron tool into lead
or scratched on a rock so that they would last forever.
25 I know that there is someone to defend me and that he lives!
And in the end, he will stand here on earth and defend me.
26 After I leave my body and my skin has been destroyed,
I know I will still see God.
New International Version
24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool(A) on[a] lead,
or engraved in rock forever!(B)
25 I know that my redeemer[b](C) lives,(D)
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[c]
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet[d] in[e] my flesh I will see God;(E)