18“O earth, do not cover my blood;
let my outcry find no resting place.19Even now, in fact, my witness is in heaven,
and he that vouches for me is on high.20My friends scorn me;
my eye pours out tears to God,21that he would maintain the right of a mortal with God,
as one does for a neighbor.22For when a few years have come,
I shall go the way from which I shall not return.