13 For now I would be lying down(A) in peace;
    I would be asleep and at rest(B)

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They are higher(A) than the heavens(B) above—what can you do?
    They are deeper than the depths below(C)—what can you know?(D)

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13 “If only you would hide me in the grave(A)
    and conceal me till your anger has passed!(B)
If only you would set me a time
    and then remember(C) me!(D)

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16 Will it go down to the gates of death?(A)
    Will we descend together into the dust?”(B)

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The realm of the dead(A) is naked before God;
    Destruction[a](B) lies uncovered.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 26:6 Hebrew Abaddon
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17 Have the gates of death(A) been shown to you?
    Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?(B)

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Though they dig down to the depths below,(A)
    from there my hand will take them.
Though they climb up to the heavens above,(B)
    from there I will bring them down.(C)

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