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Lord, you brought my soul up from Sheol;
    you let me live, from going down to the pit.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 30:4 Sheol…pit: the shadowy underworld residence of the spirits of the dead, here a metaphor for near-death.

I am reckoned with those who go down to the pit;
    I am like a warrior without strength.

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Hasten to answer me, Lord;
    for my spirit fails me.
Do not hide your face from me,
    lest I become like those descending to the pit.(A)

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12 Let us swallow them alive, like Sheol,
    whole, like those who go down to the pit!

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