Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
Be gracious to me, O God, according to your loyal love. According to your abundant mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Turn to me and be gracious to me, as [is] proper for those who love your name.
Consider [and] answer me, O Yahweh my God. Give light to my eyes lest I sleep [the sleep of] death,
Consider that my enemies are many, and they hate me [with] violent hatred.
See my misery and rescue me, for I do not forget your law.
Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my pursuers, for they are stronger than I.
"And now our God, the great, mighty, and awesome God who keeps [his] covenant and loyal love, do not belittle in your presence all of the hardship that is found in us, our kings, our officials, our priests, our prophets, our ancestors, and all of our people, from the days of the kings of Assyria until this day.
Her uncleanness [was] in her skirts; she did not remember her future, she has descended beyond understanding, there is no comforter for her. See, O Yahweh, my persecution! [My] enemy has been made great!
O Yahweh, you have brought my life up from Sheol. You preserved me alive from among those going down to [the] pit.
because you have delivered my soul from death. [Have you] not [kept] my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
because your loyal love [is] great toward me, and you will have delivered my life from Sheol below.
Their soul abhorred all food, and they approached [the] gates of death.
[The] ropes of death encircled me, and the distresses of Sheol found me. I found trouble and grief.
I was the one who said, "I must go in the quiet of my days; I am summoned through the gates of Sheol [for] the rest of my years."
Now six stone water jars were set there, in accordance with the ceremonial cleansing of the Jews, each holding two or three measures.
so that [they may] make known in Zion the name of Yahweh, and his praise in Jerusalem,