yet my hands have been free of violence1 and my prayer is pure.2
"O earth, do not cover my blood;3 may my cry4 never be laid to rest!5
Even now my witness6 is in heaven;7 my advocate is on high.8
My intercessor9 is my friend10 as my eyes pour out11 tears12 to God;
on behalf of a man he pleads13 with God as a man pleads for his friend.
"Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return.14
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