New International Version
16 for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.
17 Some became fools(A) through their rebellious ways(B)
and suffered affliction(C) because of their iniquities.
18 They loathed all food(D)
and drew near the gates of death.(E)
19 Then they cried(F) to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them(G) from their distress.
20 He sent out his word(H) and healed them;(I)
he rescued(J) them from the grave.(K)
21 Let them give thanks(L) to the Lord for his unfailing love(M)
and his wonderful deeds(N) for mankind.