1 I love the Lord, because he listens to my prayers for help.
2 He paid attention to me, so I will call to him for help as long as I live.
3 The ropes of death bound me, and the fear of the grave took hold of me. I was troubled and sad.
4 Then I called out the name of the Lord. I said, "Please, Lord, save me!"
5 The Lord is kind and does what is right; our God is merciful.
6 The Lord watches over the foolish; when I was helpless, he saved me.
7 I said to myself, "Relax, because the Lord takes care of you."
8 Lord, you saved me from death. You stopped my eyes from crying; you kept me from being defeated.
9 So I will walk with the Lord in the land of the living.
10 I believed, so I said, "I am completely ruined."
11 In my distress I said, "All people are liars."
12 What can I give the Lord for all the good things he has given to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation, and I will pray to the Lord.
14 I will give the Lord what I promised in front of all his people.
15 The death of one that belongs to the Lord is precious in his sight.
16 Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant and the son of your female servant. You have freed me from my chains.
17 I will give you an offering to show thanks to you, and I will pray to the Lord.
18 I will give the Lord what I promised in front of all his people,
19 in the Temple courtyards in Jerusalem.