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Isaiah 38: 9-20

A writing of King Hezekiah of Judah, after he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness:
10 I said: In the noontide of my days
   I must depart;
I am consigned to the gates of Sheol
   for the rest of my years.
11 I said, I shall not see the Lord
   in the land of the living;
I shall look upon mortals no more
   among the inhabitants of the world.
12 My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me
   like a shepherd’s tent;
like a weaver I have rolled up my life;
   he cuts me off from the loom;
from day to night you bring me to an end;*
13   I cry for help* until morning;
like a lion he breaks all my bones;
   from day to night you bring me to an end.*


14 Like a swallow or a crane* I clamour,
   I moan like a dove.
My eyes are weary with looking upwards.
   O Lord, I am oppressed; be my security!
15 But what can I say? For he has spoken to me,
   and he himself has done it.
All my sleep has fled*
   because of the bitterness of my soul.


16 O Lord, by these things people live,
   and in all these is the life of my spirit.*
   O restore me to health and make me live!
17 Surely it was for my welfare
   that I had great bitterness;
but you have held back* my life
   from the pit of destruction,
for you have cast all my sins
   behind your back.
18 For Sheol cannot thank you,
   death cannot praise you;
those who go down to the Pit cannot hope
   for your faithfulness.
19 The living, the living, they thank you,
   as I do this day;
fathers make known to children
   your faithfulness.


20 The Lord will save me,
   and we will sing to stringed instruments*
all the days of our lives,
   at the house of the Lord.

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