Wherefore give, to the wretched, light? Or, life, to the embittered in soul? -
So that my soul chooseth strangling, Death, rather than these my bones!
Wherefore was it - That from the womb, I came forth, to see labour and pain; and That in shame should my days be consumed!
Give strong drink, to him that is perishing, and wine, to such as are embittered in soul:
But, when she came unto the man of God, on the mount, she caught hold of his feet, - and Gehazi drew near to thrust her away, when the man of God said - Let her alone! for, her life, is embittered to her, howbeit, Yahweh, hath hidden it from me, and hath not told me.
Or that, like an untimely birth hidden away, I had not come into being, like infants that never saw light:
He hath ransomed my soul from passing away into the pit, - and, my life, in the light, shall have vision.
To bring back his soul from the pit, to enlighten with the light of the living.