15so that I would choose strangling
and death rather than this body.16I loathe my life; I would not live forever.
Let me alone, for my days are a breath.17What are human beings, that you make so much of them,
that you set your mind on them,18visit them every morning,
test them every moment?19Will you not look away from me for a while,
let me alone until I swallow my spittle?20If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of humanity?
Why have you made me your target?
Why have I become a burden to you?21Why do you not pardon my transgression
and take away my iniquity?
For now I shall lie in the earth;
you will seek me, but I shall not be.”