32 But now, please forgive their sin(A)—but if not, then blot me(B) out of the book(C) you have written.”

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while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush,(A) sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life;(B) I am no better than my ancestors.”

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that God would be willing to crush(A) me,
    to let loose his hand and cut off my life!(B)

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15 so that I prefer strangling and death,(A)
    rather than this body of mine.(B)
16 I despise my life;(C) I would not live forever.(D)
    Let me alone;(E) my days have no meaning.(F)

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21 “Although I am blameless,(A)
    I have no concern for myself;(B)
    I despise my own life.(C)

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10 “I loathe my very life;(A)
    therefore I will give free rein to my complaint
    and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.(B)

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12 Like a shepherd’s tent(A) my house
    has been pulled down(B) and taken from me.
Like a weaver I have rolled(C) up my life,
    and he has cut me off from the loom;(D)
    day and night(E) you made an end of me.

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Now, Lord, take away my life,(A) for it is better for me to die(B) than to live.”(C)

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