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11 My days pass by, my plans are at an end,
    the yearning of my heart.
12 They would change the night into day;
    where there is darkness they talk of approaching light.
13 [a]If my only hope is dwelling in Sheol,
    and spreading my couch in darkness,

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Footnotes

  1. 17:13–16 Job elaborates another of the vivid descriptions of “life” in Sheol; cf. 3:13–23; 10:21–22.

25 I plead, O my God,
    do not take me in the midst of my days.[a](A)
    Your years last through all generations.

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Footnotes

  1. 102:25 In the midst of my days: when the normal span of life is but half completed, cf. Is 38:10; Jer 17:11.

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