A person’s days are determined;(A)
    you have decreed the number of his months(B)
    and have set limits he cannot exceed.(C)
So look away from him and let him alone,(D)
    till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.(E)

“At least there is hope for a tree:(F)
    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
    and its new shoots(G) will not fail.(H)

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