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

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 102:6 The precise identity of these birds is uncertain

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