for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
Some became fools1 through their rebellious ways2 and suffered affliction3 because of their iniquities.
They loathed all food4 and drew near the gates of death.519
Then they cried6 to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them7 from their distress.
He sent forth his word8 and healed them;9 he rescued10 them from the grave.1121
Let them give thanks12 to the LORD for his unfailing love13 and his wonderful deeds14 for men.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings15 and tell of his works16 with songs of joy.1723
Others went out on the sea18 in ships;19 they were merchants on the mighty waters.
They saw the works of the LORD,20 his wonderful deeds in the deep.
For he spoke21 and stirred up a tempest22 that lifted high the waves.2326
They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril24 their courage melted25 away.