Are your days like the days of mortals, or your years like human years,
that you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin,
although you know that I am not guilty, and there is no one to deliver out of your hand?
Your hands fashioned and made me; and now you turn and destroy me. a9
Remember that you fashioned me like clay; and will you turn me to dust again?
Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese?
You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews.
You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.
Yet these things you hid in your heart; I know that this was your purpose.
If I sin, you watch me, and do not acquit me of my iniquity.
If I am wicked, woe to me! If I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and look upon my affliction.
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