But as for me, I have not tried to escape from being a shepherd [walking] after You, Nor have I longed for the woeful day [of judgment]; You know that, whatever I said Was [spoken] in Your presence and was from You.
But as for me, I have not sought to escape from being a shepherd after You, nor have I desired the woeful day [of judgment]; You know that. Whatever I said was spoken in Your presence and was from You.
Lord, I didn’t ·run away from [or insist on] being the shepherd ·you wanted [L after you]. I didn’t want the ·terrible day [or day of despair] to come. You know ·everything I have said [L what comes out of my lips]; ·you see all that is happening [L it was before your face].
God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise! Listen to how they talk about me: “So where’s this ‘Word of God’? We’d like to see something happen!” But it wasn’t my idea to call for Doomsday. I never wanted trouble. You know what I’ve said. It’s all out in the open before you. Don’t add to my troubles. Give me some relief! Let those who harass me be harassed, not me. Let them be disgraced, not me. Bring down upon them the day of doom. Lower the boom. Boom!
You know I have not run from my calling— I have been a shepherd to Your people as You commanded. I have not secretly desired the day of disaster and sorrow. You know everything I’ve spoken to these people, because it was the task You’d set before me.
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