How painful are honest words!1 But what do your arguments prove?
Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?2
You would even cast lots3 for the fatherless4 and barter away your friend.
"But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?5
Relent, do not be unjust;6 reconsider, for my integrity7 is at stake.8
Is there any wickedness on my lips?9 Can my mouth not discern10 malice?
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