to hear the groans of the prisoners, to release those condemned to die.
And so the ’s fame will be celebrated in Zion, his praises in Jerusalem,
when multitudes gather together and kingdoms come to worship the .
He broke my strength in midlife, cutting short my days.
But I cried to him, “O my God, who lives forever, don’t take my life while I am so young!
Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands.
They will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them.
But you are always the same; you will live forever.
The children of your people will live in security. Their children’s children will thrive in your presence.”