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23     I know where this ends.
        You will send me off to death
        and usher me to that meetinghouse where all the living one day go.

24     And yet does not a person trapped in ruins stretch out his hand,
        and in this disaster does he not cry out for help?[a]
25     Did I not grieve for the hard days of another
        or weep for the pains of the poor?

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  1. 30:24 Meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.