Psalm 116
New American Standard Bible►► 

Thanksgiving for Rescue from Death.

1I love the LORD, because He hears

My voice and my pleas.

2Because He has inclined His ear to me,

Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

3The snares of death encompassed me

And the [a]terrors of [b]Sheol [c]came upon me;

I found distress and sorrow.

4Then I called upon the name of the LORD:

“Please, LORD, save my [d]life!”

5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;

Yes, our God is compassionate.

6The LORD watches over the simple;

I was brought low, and He saved me.

7Return to your rest, my soul,

For the LORD has dealt generously with you.

8For You have rescued my soul from death,

My eyes from tears,

And my feet from stumbling.

9I shall walk before the LORD

In the [e]land of the living.

10I believed when I said,

“I am greatly afflicted.”

11I said in my alarm,

“All people are liars.”

12What shall I repay to the LORD

For all His benefits [f]to me?

13I will lift up the cup of salvation,

And call upon the name of the LORD.

14I will pay my vows to the LORD;

May it be in the presence of all His people!

15Precious in the sight of the LORD

Is the death of His godly ones.

16O LORD, [g]I surely am Your slave,

I am Your slave, the son of Your female slave,

You have unfastened my restraints.

17I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving,

And call upon the name of the LORD.

18I will pay my vows to the LORD,

May it be in the presence of all His people,

19In the courtyards of the LORD’S house,

In the midst of you, Jerusalem!

[h]Praise [i]the LORD!

[a] 3 Lit straits
[b] 3 I.e., the netherworld
[c] 3 Lit found me
[d] 4 Or soul
[e] 9 Lit lands
[f] 12 Lit upon
[g] 16 Or because I am
[h] 19 Or Hallelujah!
[i] 19 Heb YAH

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