abandoned[a] among the dead.
I am like the slain lying in the grave,(A)
whom you no longer remember,
and who are cut off from your care.[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 88:5 Or set free
  2. 88:5 Or hand

11 I said: I will never see the Lord,
the Lord in the land of the living;(A)
I will not look on humanity any longer
with the inhabitants of what is passing away.[a]
12 My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me
like a shepherd’s tent.(B)
I have rolled up my life like a weaver;(C)
he cuts me off from the loom.(D)
By nightfall[b] you make an end of me.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 38:11 Some Hb mss, Tg read of the world
  2. 38:12 Lit From day until night, also in v. 13

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