19 He leads priests away stripped(A)
    and overthrows officials long established.(B)

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what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[a](A)

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  1. Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
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42 I beat them as fine as windblown dust;(A)
    I trampled them[a] like mud in the streets.

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  1. Psalm 18:42 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac and Targum (see also 2 Samuel 22:43); Masoretic Text I poured them out
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Lord, what are human beings(A) that you care for them,
    mere mortals that you think of them?

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13 Although the peoples roar(A) like the roar of surging waters,
    when he rebukes(B) them they flee(C) far away,
driven before the wind like chaff(D) on the hills,
    like tumbleweed before a gale.(E)

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But your many enemies will become like fine dust,(A)
    the ruthless(B) hordes like blown chaff.(C)
Suddenly,(D) in an instant,

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15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
    they are regarded as dust on the scales;(A)
    he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.(B)

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14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.(A)

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