17 yet my hands have been free of violence(A)
    and my prayer is pure.(B)

18 “Earth, do not cover my blood;(C)
    may my cry(D) never be laid to rest!(E)
19 Even now my witness(F) is in heaven;(G)
    my advocate is on high.(H)
20 My intercessor(I) is my friend[a](J)
    as my eyes pour out(K) tears(L) to God;
21 on behalf of a man he pleads(M) with God
    as one pleads for a friend.

22 “Only a few years will pass
    before I take the path of no return.(N)

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