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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

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I escaped from my bonds, And to the I fled, O my God, 2 Because thou hast been a right hand of deliverance, And my helper. 3 Thou hast restrained those who rose up against me, And I shall not see him again, 1 So H: B ‘And they were not seen again’. 4 Because thy person was with me, Which saved me in thy grace. 2 So H: B ‘goodness’. 5 But I was despised and rejected in the eyes of many, And I was in their eyes as lead. 6 And strength from thee was given me, And help. 7 Thou didst set a lamp for me on my right hand and on my left, And there will be 3 So H: B ‘That there might be’; and, similarly, the Coptic. nothing in me without light. 8 And I was covered with the covering of thy Spirit, And I removed from myself 4 The consonants might be pointed to read ‘Thou didst remove from me’. the 5 So H: B ‘my’. garments of skins, 9 Because thy right hand raised me up, And caused sickness to pass away from me. 10 And I became mighty in the 6 So H: B ‘thy’. truth, And holy in thy righteousness. 11 And all who were opposed to me were afraid of me, And I became the Lord's, in the name of the Lord. 12 And I was justified in his kindness; And his rest is for evermore. Hallelujah.

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1 So H: B ‘And they were not seen again’.

2 So H: B ‘goodness’.

3 So H: B ‘That there might be’; and, similarly, the Coptic.

4 The consonants might be pointed to read ‘Thou didst remove from me’.

5 So H: B ‘my’.

6 So H: B ‘thy’.

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