If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed your children.
When I tried to understand1 all this, it was oppressive to me
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till I entered the sanctuary2 of God; then I understood their final destiny.3
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Surely you place them on slippery ground;4 you cast them down to ruin.5
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How suddenly6 are they destroyed, completely swept away7 by terrors!
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As a dream8 when one awakes,9 so when you arise, O Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.10
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When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,
I was senseless11 and ignorant; I was a brute beast12 before you.
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Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.13
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You guide14 me with your counsel,15 and afterward you will take me into glory.
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Whom have I in heaven but you?16 And earth has nothing I desire besides you.17
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