1 I have loved, because Jehovah heareth My voice, my supplication, 2 Because He hath inclined His ear to me, And during my days I call.
3 Compassed me have cords of death, And straits of Sheol have found me, Distress and sorrow I find. 4 And in the name of Jehovah I call: I pray Thee, O Jehovah, deliver my soul,
5 Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous, Yea, our God is merciful, 6 A preserver of the simple is Jehovah, I was low, and to me He giveth salvation. 7 Turn back, O my soul, to thy rest, For Jehovah hath conferred benefits on thee. 8 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, my feet from overthrowing. 9 I walk habitually before Jehovah In the lands of the living. 10 I have believed, for I speak, I -- I have been afflicted greatly. 11 I said in my haste, 'Every man is a liar.'
12 What do I return to Jehovah? All His benefits are upon me. 13 The cup of salvation I lift up, And in the name of Jehovah I call. 14 My vows to Jehovah let me complete, I pray you, before all His people.
15 Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death for His saints. 16 Cause it to come, O Jehovah, for I am Thy servant. I am Thy servant, son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast opened my bonds.