[God] has redeemed my life from going down to the pit [of destruction], and my life shall see the light!
He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.
He holds him back from the pit [of destruction], and his life from perishing by the sword [of God's destructive judgments].
Let not the floodwaters overflow and overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up nor the [dug] pit [with water perhaps in the bottom] close its mouth over me.
Then [God] is gracious to him and says, Deliver him from going down into the pit [of destruction]; I have found a ransom (a price of redemption, an atonement)!
To bring back his life from the pit [of destruction], that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
I called upon Your name, O Lord, out of the depths [of the mire] of the dungeon.
I went down to the bottoms and the very roots of the mountains; the earth with its bars closed behind me forever. Yet You have brought up my life from the pit and corruption, O Lord my God.
Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;