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. 17: I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of Yahweh. 18: I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people, 19: in the courts of Yahweh's house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem. Praise Yah! Psalm 117