15 Terrors(A) overwhelm me;(B)
    my dignity is driven away as by the wind,
    my safety vanishes like a cloud.(C)

16 “And now my life ebbs away;(D)
    days of suffering grip me.(E)
17 Night pierces my bones;
    my gnawing pains never rest.(F)
18 In his great power(G) God becomes like clothing to me[a];
    he binds me like the neck of my garment.
19 He throws me into the mud,(H)
    and I am reduced to dust and ashes.(I)

20 “I cry out to you,(J) God, but you do not answer;(K)
    I stand up, but you merely look at me.
21 You turn on me ruthlessly;(L)
    with the might of your hand(M) you attack me.(N)
22 You snatch me up and drive me before the wind;(O)
    you toss me about in the storm.(P)
23 I know you will bring me down to death,(Q)
    to the place appointed for all the living.(R)

24 “Surely no one lays a hand on a broken man(S)
    when he cries for help in his distress.(T)
25 Have I not wept for those in trouble?(U)
    Has not my soul grieved for the poor?(V)
26 Yet when I hoped for good, evil came;
    when I looked for light, then came darkness.(W)
27 The churning inside me never stops;(X)
    days of suffering confront me.(Y)
28 I go about blackened,(Z) but not by the sun;
    I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.(AA)
29 I have become a brother of jackals,(AB)
    a companion of owls.(AC)
30 My skin grows black(AD) and peels;(AE)
    my body burns with fever.(AF)
31 My lyre is tuned to mourning,(AG)
    and my pipe(AH) to the sound of wailing.

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  1. Job 30:18 Hebrew; Septuagint power he grasps my clothing

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