22 It is all the same; that is why I say,
    ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’(A)

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16 Will it go down to the gates of death?(A)
    Will we descend together into the dust?”(B)

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33 The soil in the valley is sweet to them;(A)
    everyone follows after them,
    and a countless throng goes[a] before them.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 21:33 Or them, / as a countless throng went

24 For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone;(A)
    they are brought low and gathered up like all others;(B)
    they are cut off like heads of grain.(C)

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23 I know you will bring me down to death,(A)
    to the place appointed for all the living.(B)

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when people are afraid of heights
    and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
    and the grasshopper drags itself along
    and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home(A)
    and mourners(B) go about the streets.

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