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14 They will die young—
    their life[a] among the reprobate.
15 But he saves the afflicted through their affliction,
    and opens their ears through oppression.
16 [b]He entices you from distress,
    to a broad place without constraint;
    what rests on your table is rich food.

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Footnotes

  1. 36:14 Life: a miserable life before death or a shadowy existence in Sheol. Reprobate: cf. Dt 23:18–19.
  2. 36:16–20 The Hebrew text here is obscure. Although each verse makes some sense, they do not constitute a logical sequence.

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