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3 For my days (A)pass away like smoke,
and my (B)bones burn like a furnace.
4 My heart is (C)struck down like grass and (D)has withered;
I (E)forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of my loud groaning
my (F)bones cling to my flesh.
6 I am like (G)a desert owl of the wilderness,
like an owl[a] of the waste places;
7 I (H)lie awake;
I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.
- Psalm 102:6 The precise identity of these birds is uncertain