22 They draw near to the pit,(A)
    and their life to the messengers of death.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 33:22 Or to the place of the dead

24 and he is gracious to that person and says to God,
    ‘Spare them from going down to the pit;(A)
    I have found a ransom for them(B)

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28 God has delivered(A) me from going down to the pit,(B)
    and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’(C)

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30 to turn them back(A) from the pit,(B)
    that the light of life(C) may shine on them.(D)

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Psalm 28

Of David.

To you, Lord, I call;
    you are my Rock,
    do not turn a deaf ear(A) to me.
For if you remain silent,(B)
    I will be like those who go down to the pit.(C)

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“What is gained if I am silenced,
    if I go down to the pit?(A)
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it proclaim your faithfulness?(B)

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15 Do not let the floodwaters(A) engulf me
    or the depths swallow me up(B)
    or the pit close its mouth over me.(C)

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You have put me in the lowest pit,
    in the darkest depths.(A)

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who redeems your life(A) from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,(B)

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12 let’s swallow(A) them alive, like the grave,
    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;(B)

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17 Surely it was for my benefit(A)
    that I suffered such anguish.(B)
In your love you kept me
    from the pit(C) of destruction;
you have put all my sins(D)
    behind your back.(E)

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To the roots of the mountains(A) I sank down;
    the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you, Lord my God,
    brought my life up from the pit.(B)

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11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenant(A) with you,
    I will free your prisoners(B) from the waterless pit.(C)

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