Terrors1 overwhelm me;2 my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.3
"And now my life ebbs away;4 days of suffering grip me.5
Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.6
In his great power7 [God] becomes like clothing to me; he binds me like the neck of my garment.
He throws me into the mud,8 and I am reduced to dust and ashes.9
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