116:1 I a love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice [and] my supplications.
(a) He grants that no pleasure is so great as to
feel God's help in our need, neither that anything more stirs up our love
116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,
therefore will I call upon [him] b as
long as I live.
(b) That is in convenient time to seek help,
which was when he was in distress.
Gracious [is] the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God [is] c
(c) He shows forth the fruit of his love in
calling on him, confessing him to be just and merciful and to help them who
are destitute of aid and counsel.
116:7 Return unto thy rest, O
d my soul; for the LORD hath dealt
bountifully with thee.
(d) Which was disturbed before, now rest on the
Lord, for he has been beneficial towards you.
116:9 I will e
walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
(e) The Lord will preserve me and save my life.
116:10 f I
believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
(f) I felt all these things, and therefore was
moved by faith to confess them, (2 Corinthians
116:11 I said in my g
haste, All men [are] liars.
(g) In my great distress I thought God would not
regard man, who is but lies and vanity, yet I overcame this temptation and
felt the contrary.
116:13 I will h
take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
(h) In the Law they used to make a banquet when
they gave solemn thanks to God, and to take the cup and drink in sign of
116:15 Precious in the
sight of the LORD [is] the i death of
(i) I perceive that God has a care over his, so
that he both disposes their death, and takes an account.
I will pay my k vows unto the LORD now
in the presence of all his people,
(k) I will thank him for his benefits, for that
is a just payment, to confess that we owe all to God.