I beg you, God, don't forget! My life is just a breath, and trouble lies ahead. 8
I will vanish from sight, and no one, including you, will ever see me again. 9
or vanish from sight like a passing cloud. 10
Never will I return home; soon I will be forgotten. 11
And so, I cry out to you in agony and distress. 12
Am I the sea or a sea monster? Is that why you imprison me? 13
I go to bed, hoping for rest, 14
but you torture me with terrible dreams. * 15
I'd rather choke to death than live in this body. 16
Leave me alone and let me die; my life has no meaning. 17
about us humans? 18
Why do you test us from sunrise to sunset? 19
Won't you look away just long enough for me to swallow? 20
Why do you watch us so closely? What's it to you, if I sin? Why am I your target and such a heavy burden? 21
Why do you refuse to forgive? Soon you won't find me, because I'll be dead.
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.