Psalms 116

Psalm 1161

116:1 I love the Lord

because he heard my plea for mercy,2

116:2 and listened to me.3

As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help.4

116:3 The ropes of death tightened around me,5

the snares6 of Sheol confronted me.

I was confronted7 with trouble and sorrow.

116:4 I called on the name of the Lord,

“Please Lord, rescue my life!”

116:5 The Lord is merciful and fair;

our God is compassionate.

116:6 The Lord protects8 the untrained;9

I was in serious trouble10 and he delivered me.

116:7 Rest once more, my soul,11

for the Lord has vindicated you.12

116:8 Yes,13 Lord,14 you rescued my life from death,

and kept my feet from stumbling.

116:9 I will serve15 the Lord

in the land16 of the living.

116:10 I had faith when I said,

“I am severely oppressed.”

116:11 I rashly declared,17

“All men are liars.”

116:12 How can I repay the Lord

for all his acts of kindness to me?

116:13 I will celebrate my deliverance,18

and call on the name of the Lord.

116:14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

before all his people.

116:15 The Lord values

the lives of his faithful followers.19

116:16 Yes, Lord! I am indeed your servant;

I am your lowest slave.20

You saved me from death.21

116:17 I will present a thank offering to you,

and call on the name of the Lord.

116:18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

before all his people,

116:19 in the courts of the Lord’s temple,

in your midst, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord!

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