“Remember that my life is but breath;
My eye will not again see good.
Thus He remembered that they were but flesh,
A wind that passes and does not return.
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
Their father Jacob said to them, “You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and you would take Benjamin; all these things are against me.”
Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples;
“Now my days are swifter than a runner;
They flee away, they see no good.
‘Remember now, that You have made me as clay;
And would You turn me into dust again?
Before I go—and I shall not return—
To the land of darkness and deep shadow,
Remember this, O Lord, that the enemy has reviled,
And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause;
Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
Remember what my span of life is;
For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
You who know, O Lord,
Remember me, take notice of me,
And take vengeance for me on my persecutors.
Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away;
Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.