The writing of Hezekiahking of Judah, when he had been sick , and was recovered of his sickness:10
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.11
I said , I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall beholdman no more with the inhabitants of the world.12
Mine age is departed , and is removed from me as a shepherd'stent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter : I did mourn as a dove: mine eyesfail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed;undertakea for me.
What shall I say ? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.16
O Lord, by these things men live , and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live .
Behold, for peaceb I had great bitterness : but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sinsbehind thy back.18
For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.19
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.