I despise my life;1 I would not live forever.2 Let me alone;3 my days have no meaning.4
"What is man that you make so much of him, that you give him so much attention,5
that you examine him every morning6 and test him7 every moment?8
Will you never look away from me,9 or let me alone even for an instant?10
If I have sinned, what have I done to you,11 O watcher of men? Why have you made me your target?12 Have I become a burden to you?13
Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins?14 For I will soon lie down in the dust;15 you will search for me, but I will be no more."16
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