16 They were snatched away tbefore their time;
their foundation was washed away.1
17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. eWhy should you die before your time?
23 But you, O God, kwill cast them down
into lthe pit of destruction;
men of mblood and treachery
shall not nlive out half their days.
But I will otrust in you.
24 “O my God,” oI say, “take me not away
in the midst of my days—
pyou whose years endure
throughout all generations!”