30:8 To you, O Lord, I cried out;
I begged the Lord for mercy: 1
30:9 “What 2 profit is there in taking my life, 3
in my descending into the Pit? 4
Can the dust of the grave 5 praise you?
Can it declare your loyalty? 6
30:10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me!
O Lord, deliver me!” 7