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24     And yet does not a person trapped in ruins stretch out his hand,
        and in this disaster does he not cry out for help?[a]
25     Did I not grieve for the hard days of another
        or weep for the pains of the poor?
26     And yet when I longed for the good, evil came;
        when I awaited the light, thick darkness arrived instead.

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  1. 30:24 Meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

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