some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons. for they had rebelled against the words of God and spurned the counsel of the Most High. so He bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down with none to help. then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from all their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart. let them thank the Lord for His steadfast works to the children of man! for He shatters the doors of bronze and cuts into the bars of iron.
while we were still sinning, King Jesus died for us. He rescued us because He delights in us. and none of us ever has or ever could deserve it.