“Some sat in darkness and deep gloom,
prisoners in misery and iron chains,
for they had defied God’s words,
and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
So He humbled their heart with trouble.
They stumbled, and no one was helping.
So they cried out to Adonai in their distress,
and He delivered them out of their troubles.
He brought them out of darkness
and deep gloom, breaking their chains.
Let them praise Adonai for His mercy,
and His wonders for the children of men,
for He shattered bronze gates,
and broke into pieces iron bars.”