A Time To Die
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A person's life is like grass it blossoms like wild flowers, but when the wind blows through it, it withers away and no one remembers where it was.
My days pass as swiftly as a hand-loom; they come to their conclusion without hope. Remember that my life is a breath; my eyes won't go back to seeing good things. The eyes of the one who sees me won't see me anymore; your eyes will look for me but I won't be around!
Human beings born by women are short-lived and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and then withers. Like a shadow, he disappears and doesn't last.
You'll go to your grave at a ripe old age; like a stack of grain that's harvested at just the right time.
As the time approached for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and addressed him. "Please," he asked, "if you're happy with me, make a solemn promise that you'll treat me fairly and kindly by not burying me in Egypt.
But God told him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you. Now who will get the things you've accumulated?'