"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle,1 and they come to an end without hope.2
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath;3 my eyes will never see happiness again.4
The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more.5
As a cloud vanishes6 and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave7 does not return.8
He will never come to his house again; his place9 will know him no more.10
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