O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh, restore me to health and make me live!
Lo, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but thou hast held back my life from the pit of destruction, for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
For Sheol cannot thank thee, death cannot praise thee; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for thy faithfulness.
The living, the living, he thanks thee, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children thy faithfulness.
The LORD will save me, and we will sing to stringed instruments all the days of our life, at the house of the LORD.
Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a cake of figs, and apply it to the boil, that he may recover."
Hezeki'ah also had said, "What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?"
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