Will you hide yourself forever?
How long will your wrath burn like fire?
How short my time is?
For what vanity have you created all mortals?
Who can live?
Who can never see death?
Who can escape the power of Sheol?”
The psalmist continues his complaint. He wanted to know how long Yahweh would hide himself. How long would his anger continue? He reminded Yahweh that his life was short. No one can live and not see death. Sheol awaited all. No one could escape from the power of Sheol, the underground world of nothingness. This section ended with the musical interlude meditative pause of Selah.