Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath;1 my eyes will never see happiness again.2
The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more.3
As a cloud vanishes4 and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave5 does not return.6
He will never come to his house again; his place7 will know him no more.8
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