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Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron, because they rebelled against the words of God, and condemned the counsel of the Most High.

Therefore he brought down their heart with labor. They fell down, and there was no one to help.

Then they cried to Yahweh in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke away their chains.

Let them praise Yahweh for his loving kindness, for his wonderful deeds to the children of men! For he has broken the gates of bronze, and cut through bars of iron.

Fools are afflicted because of their disobedience, and because of their iniquities. Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death. Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, he saves them out of their distresses.

He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves.