“At least there is hope for a tree:(A)
    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
    and its new shoots(B) will not fail.(C)
Its roots may grow old in the ground
    and its stump(D) die in the soil,
yet at the scent of water(E) it will bud
    and put forth shoots like a plant.(F)
10 But a man dies and is laid low;(G)
    he breathes his last and is no more.(H)
11 As the water of a lake dries up
    or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,(I)
12 so he lies down and does not rise;(J)
    till the heavens are no more,(K) people will not awake
    or be roused from their sleep.(L)

13 “If only you would hide me in the grave(M)
    and conceal me till your anger has passed!(N)
If only you would set me a time
    and then remember(O) me!(P)
14 If someone dies, will they live again?
    All the days of my hard service(Q)
    I will wait for my renewal[a](R) to come.
15 You will call and I will answer you;(S)
    you will long for the creature your hands have made.(T)

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