But if they are bound in chains,
He delivers the afflicted by
See my pain and suffering! Forgive all my sins!
They sat in utter darkness,
Yet he protected
If I had not found encouragement in your law,
ז (Zayin) Remember
“And now my soul pours itself out within me;
Why do you look the other way,
ר (Resh) See my pain and rescue me! For I do not forget your law.
Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you
He named the second child Ephraim,
“You saw the affliction of our ancestors in Egypt, and you heard their cry at the Red Sea.
If I am guilty,
Take heed, do not turn to evil, for because of this you have been tested
when they prayed:
I will be happy and rejoice in your faithfulness, because you notice my pain and you are aware of how distressed I am.