Psalm 116:1
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English Standard Version
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.

King James Bible
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

American Standard Version
I love Jehovah, because he heareth My voice and my supplications.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my prayer.

English Revised Version
I LOVE the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Webster's Bible Translation
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After this confession of Israel there now arises a voice that addresses itself to Israel. The threefold division into Israel, the house of Aaron, and those who fear Jahve is the same as in Psalm 118:2-4. In Psalm 135 the "house of Levi" is further added to the house of Aaron. Those who fear Jahve, who also stand in the last passage, are probably the proselytes (in the Acts of the Apostles σεβόμενοι τὸν Θεόν, or merely σεβόμενοι)

(Note: The appellation φοβούμενοι does not however occur, if we do not bring Acts 10:2 in here; but in Latin inscriptions in Orelli-Hentzen No. 2523, and in Auer in the Zeitschrift fr katholische Theologie 1852, S. 80, the proselyte (religionis Judaicae) is called metuens.))

at any rate these are included even if Israel in Psalm 115:9 is meant to signify the laity, for the notion of "those who fear Jahve" extends beyond Israel. The fact that the threefold refrain of the summons does not run, as in Psalm 33:20, our help and shield is He, is to be explained from its being an antiphonal song. In so far, however, as the Psalm supplicates God's protection and help in a campaign the declaration of confident hope, their help and shield is He, may, with Hitzig, be referred to the army that is gone or is going forth. It is the same voice which bids Israel to be of good courage and announces to the people the well-pleased acceptance of the sacrifice with the words "Jahve hath been mindful of us" (זכרנוּ ה, cf. עתּה ידעתּי, Psalm 20:7), perhaps simultaneously with the presentation of the memorial portion (אזכרה) of the meat-offering (Psalm 38:1). The יברך placed at the head is particularized threefold, corresponding to the threefold summons. The special promise of blessing which is added in Psalm 115:14 is an echo of Deuteronomy 1:11, as in 2 Samuel 24:3. The contracted future יסף we take in a consolatory sense; for as an optative it would be too isolated here. In spite of all oppression on the part of the heathen, God will make His people ever more numerous, more capable of offering resistance, and more awe-inspiring.

Psalm 116:1 Parallel Commentaries

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A.M.

3468, B.C.

536. From several instances of the Chaldee dialect being used in this Psalm, it appears to have been written after the Babylonian captivity.

love

Psalm 18:1-5 I will love you, O LORD, my strength...

Psalm 119:132 Look you on me, and be merciful to me, as you use to do to those that love your name.

Mark 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength...

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me?...

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

1 John 5:2,3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments...

because

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him...

Psalm 31:22,23 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you...

Psalm 34:3,4 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together...

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 66:19,20 But truly God has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer...

Psalm 69:33 For the LORD hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.

Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean...

1 Samuel 1:26 And she said, Oh my lord, as your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman that stood by you here, praying to the LORD.

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Cross References
Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.

Psalm 6:9
The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD accepts my prayer.

Psalm 18:1
I love you, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 66:19
But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psalm 118:21
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.

Psalm 140:6
I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD!

Isaiah 37:17
Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to mock the living God.

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