“What is mankind that you make so much of them,
and that you pay attention to them?
And that you visit them every morning,
and try them every moment?
Will you never look away from me,
will you not let me alone
long enough to swallow my spittle?
If I have sinned – what have I done to you,
O watcher of men?
Why have you set me as your target?
Have I become a burden to you?
And why do you not pardon my transgression,
and take away my iniquity?
For now I will lie down in the dust,
and you will seek me diligently,
but I will be gone.”