17 “What is mankind that you make so much of them,
    that you give them so much attention,(A)

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16 how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt,(A)
    who drink up evil(B) like water!(C)

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14 if I say to corruption,(A) ‘You are my father,’
    and to the worm,(B) ‘My mother’ or ‘My sister,’

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how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot—
    a human being,(A) who is only a worm!”(B)

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14 Do not be afraid,(A) you worm(B) Jacob,
    little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help(C) you,” declares the Lord,
    your Redeemer,(D) the Holy One(E) of Israel.

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