“How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.
Must you keep an eye on such a frail creature and demand an accounting from me?
Who can bring purity out of an impure person? No one!
You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.
So leave us alone and let us rest! We are like hired hands, so let us finish our work in peace.