15 so that I prefer strangling[a]
death rather than life in this body.[b](A)
16 I give up! I will not live forever.
Leave me alone,(B) for my days are a breath.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 7:15 Or suffocation
  2. 7:15 Lit than my bones
  3. 7:16 Or are futile

Wise Sayings

A good name is better than fine perfume,(A)
and the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.(B)

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