18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;(A)
    you cast them down to ruin.(B)
19 How suddenly(C) are they destroyed,
    completely swept away(D) by terrors!
20 They are like a dream(E) when one awakes;(F)
    when you arise, Lord,
    you will despise them as fantasies.(G)

21 When my heart was grieved
    and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless(H) and ignorant;
    I was a brute beast(I) before you.

23 Yet I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.(J)
24 You guide(K) me with your counsel,(L)
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?(M)
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.(N)
26 My flesh and my heart(O) may fail,(P)
    but God is the strength(Q) of my heart
    and my portion(R) forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish;(S)
    you destroy all who are unfaithful(T) to you.
28 But as for me, it is good to be near God.(U)
    I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;(V)
    I will tell of all your deeds.(W)

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