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Surely every man walketh [a]in a vain show;
Surely they are disquieted [b]in vain:
He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what wait I for?
My hope is in thee.
Deliver me from all my transgressions:
Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

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  1. Psalm 39:6 Or, as a shadow
  2. Psalm 39:6 Or, for vanity

“Surely everyone goes around(A) like a mere phantom;(B)
    in vain they rush about,(C) heaping up wealth(D)
    without knowing whose it will finally be.(E)

“But now, Lord, what do I look for?
    My hope is in you.(F)
Save me(G) from all my transgressions;(H)
    do not make me the scorn(I) of fools.

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