And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty.(A) My years have been few and difficult,(B) and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers.(C)

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Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath;(A)
    my eyes will never see happiness again.(B)

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You have made my days(A) a mere handbreadth;
    the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,(B)
    even those who seem secure.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 39:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 11.

24 For,

“All people are like grass,
    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,

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