17 There the wicked cease from turmoil,(A)
    and there the weary are at rest.(B)

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The eye that now sees me will see me no longer;
    you will look for me, but I will be no more.(A)
As a cloud vanishes(B) and is gone,
    so one who goes down to the grave(C) does not return.(D)
10 He will never come to his house again;
    his place(E) will know him no more.(F)

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21 Why do you not pardon my offenses
    and forgive my sins?(A)
For I will soon lie down in the dust;(B)
    you will search for me, but I will be no more.”(C)

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22 to the land of deepest night,
    of utter darkness(A) and disorder,
    where even the light is like darkness.”(B)

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19 Can anyone bring charges against me?(A)
    If so, I will be silent(B) and die.(C)

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10 But a man dies and is laid low;(A)
    he breathes his last and is no more.(B)
11 As the water of a lake dries up
    or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,(C)
12 so he lies down and does not rise;(D)
    till the heavens are no more,(E) people will not awake
    or be roused from their sleep.(F)

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27 I myself will see him
    with my own eyes(A)—I, and not another.
    How my heart yearns(B) within me!

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13 They spend their years in prosperity(A)
    and go down to the grave(B) in peace.[a](C)

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  1. Job 21:13 Or in an instant
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23 One person dies in full vigor,(A)
    completely secure and at ease,(B)

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19 He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;(A)
    when he opens his eyes, all is gone.(B)

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11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”

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22 Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom,(A) and they will be thrust into utter darkness.(B)

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