Psalm 116:13
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New International Version
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.

King James Bible
I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Jehovah.

World English Bible
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
The cup of salvation I lift up, And in the name of Jehovah I call.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will take the cup of salvation - Literally, The cup of salvation, or deliverance, will I lift up. Alluding to the action in taking the cup of blessing among the Jews, which, when the person or master of the family lifted up, he said these words, "Blessed be the Lord, the Maker of the world, who has created the fruit of the vine!"

But it may probably allude to the libation-offering, Numbers 28:7; for the three last verses seem to intimate that the psalmist was now at the temple, offering the meat-offering, drink-offering, and sacrifices to the Lord. Cup is often used by the Hebrews to denote plenty or abundance. So, the cup of trembling, an abundance of misery; the cup of salvation, an abundance of happiness.

And call upon the name of the Lord - I will invoke his name, that I may get more of the same blessings; for the only return that God requires is, that we ask for more. Who is like God? One reason why we should never more come to a fellow-mortal for a favor is, we have received so many already. A strong reason why we should claim the utmost salvation of God is, because we are already so much in debt to his mercy. Now this is the only way we have of discharging our debts to God; and yet, strange to tell, every such attempt to discharge the debt only serves to increase it! Yet, notwithstanding, the debtor and creditor are represented as both pleased, both profited, and both happy in each other! Reader, pray to him, invoke his name; receive the cup - accept the abundance of salvation which he has provided thee, that thou mayest love and serve him with a perfect heart.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will take

Psalm 116:17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of the LORD.

Luke 22:17,18,20 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves...

1 Corinthians 10:16,21 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break...

1 Corinthians 11:25-27 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do you...


Psalm 116:2 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him as long as I live.

Psalm 105:1 O give thanks to the LORD; call on his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Isaiah 14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place...

Requiting God
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Prayer Answered, Love Nourished
"Oh the transporting, rapturous scene That rises to my sight! Sweet fields arrayed in living green, And rivers of delight. Filled with delight my raptured soul Would here no longer stay, Though Jordan's waves around me roll, Fearless I'd launch away." Yet nevertheless the Christian may do well sometimes to look backward; he may look back to the hole of the pit and the miry clay whence he was digged--the retrospect will help him to be humble, it will urge him to be faithful. He may look back with
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

That we must not Believe Everyone, and that we are Prone to Fall in Our Words
Lord, be thou my help in trouble, for vain is the help of man.(1) How often have I failed to find faithfulness, where I thought I possessed it. How many times I have found it where I least expected. Vain therefore is hope in men, but the salvation of the just, O God, is in Thee. Blessed be thou, O Lord my God, in all things which happen unto us. We are weak and unstable, we are quickly deceived and quite changed. 2. Who is the man who is able to keep himself so warily and circumspectly as not
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

But Some Man Will Say, Would Then those Midwives and Rahab have done Better...
34. But some man will say, Would then those midwives and Rahab have done better if they had shown no mercy, by refusing to lie? Nay verily, those Hebrew women, if they were such as that sort of persons of whom we ask whether they ought ever to tell a lie, would both eschew to say aught false, and would most frankly refuse that foul service of killing the babes. But, thou wilt say, themselves would die. Yea, but see what follows. They would die with an heavenly habitation for their incomparably more
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Psalm 16:5
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

Psalm 80:18
Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.

Psalm 105:1
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

Psalm 116:17
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.

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