Psalm 116 New International Version

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

116 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2  Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 3  The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4  Then I called on the name of the Lord: "Lord, save me!" 5  The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6  The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7  Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8  For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9  that I may walk before the Lordin the land of the living.

10  I trusted in the Lord when I said, "I am greatly afflicted"; 11  in my alarm I said, "Everyone is a liar." 12  What shall I return to the Lordfor all his goodness to me? 13  I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. 14  I will fulfill my vows to the Lordin the presence of all his people. 15  Precious in the sight of the Lordis the death of his faithful servants. 16  Truly I am your servant, Lord; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. 17  I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord. 18  I will fulfill my vows to the Lordin the presence of all his people, 19  in the courts of the house of the Lord- in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.[1]

Footnotes

[1] 116:19 Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"

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