1 I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy. 2 Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of Yahweh: "Yahweh, I beg you, deliver my soul."
5 Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful. 6 Yahweh preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you. 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 9 I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living. 10 I believed, therefore I said, "I was greatly afflicted." 11 I said in my haste, "All men are liars."
12 What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me? 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh. 14 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints. 16 Yahweh, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains.