He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.
For Your faithful love for me is great, and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.
The ropes of death were wrapped around me, and the torments of Sheol overcame me; I encountered trouble and sorrow.
Listen to my cry, for I am very weak. Rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.
Free me from prison so that I can praise Your name. The righteous will gather around me because You deal generously with me.
For the enemy has pursued me, crushing me to the ground, making me live in darkness like those long dead.
They will be gathered together like prisoners in a pit. They will be confined to a dungeon; after many days they will be punished.
The waters engulfed me up to the neck; the watery depths overcame me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
I sank to the foundations of the mountains; the earth with its prison bars closed behind me forever! But You raised my life from the Pit, LORD my God!
As for you, because of the blood of your covenant, I will release your prisoners from the waterless cistern.
God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.
because You will not leave my soul in Hades, or allow Your Holy One to see decay.
You have revealed the paths of life to me; You will fill me with gladness in Your presence.
"Brothers, I can confidently speak to you about the patriarch David: he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn an oath to him to seat one of his descendants on his throne.
Seeing this in advance, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah: He was not left in Hades, and His flesh did not experience decay.
and throw them into the blazing furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing; I have come into deep waters, and a flood sweeps over me.
Rescue me from the miry mud; don't let me sink. Let me be rescued from those who hate me, and from the deep waters.
Don't let the floodwaters sweep over me or the deep swallow me up; don't let the Pit close its mouth over me.
So they took Jeremiah and dropped him into the cistern of Malchiah the king's son, which was in the guard's courtyard, lowering Jeremiah with ropes. There was no water in the cistern, only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud.
But Ebed-melech, a Cushite court official employed in the king's palace, heard Jeremiah had been put into the cistern. While the king was sitting at the Benjamin Gate,
Ebed-melech went from the king's palace and spoke to the king:
"My lord king, these men have been evil in all they have done to Jeremiah the prophet. They have dropped him into the cistern where he will die from hunger, because there is no more bread in the city."
So the king commanded Ebed-melech, the Cushite, "Take from here 30 men under your authority and pull Jeremiah the prophet up from the cistern before he dies."
So Ebed-melech took the men under his authority and went to the king's palace to a place below the storehouse. From there he took old rags and worn-out clothes and lowered them by ropes to Jeremiah in the cistern.
Ebed-melech the Cushite cried out to Jeremiah, "Place these old rags and clothes between your armpits and the ropes." Jeremiah did so,
They dropped me alive into a pit and threw stones at me.
Water flooded over my head, and I thought: I'm going to die!
I called on Your name, Yahweh, from the depths of the Pit.
For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock.
I call to You from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me,
"Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.
The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn't collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.
My steps are on Your paths; my feet have not slipped.
You widen [a place] beneath me for my steps, and my ankles do not give way.
A man's steps are established by the LORD, and He takes pleasure in his way.
Make my steps steady through Your promise; don't let sin dominate me.